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Main Title Use of bioassays to evaluate organic extracts of particles emitted from municipal waste combustors and a rotary kiln incinerator /
Author Watts, R. R. ; DeMarini, D. M. ; Linak, W. P. ; Lemieux, P. M. ; McSorley, J. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
DeMarini, D. M.
Lewtas, J.
Linak, W.
McSorley, J.
Kilgore, J.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effect Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/068
Stock Number PB89-221279
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Incinerators ; Kilns ; Exhaust gases ; Salmonella typhimurium ; Evaluation ; Toxic substances ; Municipalities ; Particles ; Air pollution ; Toxic substances ; Mutagenicity tests ; Metabolic activation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-221279 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 14 pages ; 28 cm
The organic components in combustion emissions are composed of thousands of chemicals. Analyzing such a complex mixture for the presence of even a few selected chemicals is difficult and provides information on only a fraction of the chemicals present. Reliance on such limited chemical analysis for determining possible health effects may ignore the contribution of many other chemical components of the effluent. Because combustion emissions are complex mixtures, they have been evaluated as such, rather than by studying a few selected chemicals that might be present. The Salmonella (Ames) assay was used to determine the mutagenicity associated with particles from the effluent of municipal waste combustors, from ambient air collected near a municipal waste combustor, and from the effluent of a pilot-sized rotary kiln in which polyethylene was combusted. Filter samples were extracted with dichloromethane, and concentrated extracts were solvent exchanged into dimethyl sulfoxide for bioassay.
"For presentation at: International Conference on Municipal Waste Incineration, April 12, 1989." "EPA/600/D-89/068." Microfiche.