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Main Title Formation of Acidic Trace Organic By-Products from the Chlorination of Humic Acids.
Author Seeger, D. R. ; Moore, L. A. ; Stevens, A. A. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/D-84-159;
Stock Number PB84-201722
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Water treatment ; Potable water ; Trace elements ; Chlorination ; Humic acids ; Organic compounds ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Phenols ; Potable water ; Extraction ; Granular activated carbon treatment ; XAD-8 resins
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-201722 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 34p
A method for concentrating and analyzing acidic trace organics produced by the chlorination of humic acids at concentrations approximating common drinking water levels is described. Data are compared from several humic acid sources. Specific compound analyses of the extracts were conducted by fused silica capillary column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Mass spectral and chromatographic retention data were used to characterize the compounds. Few differences were found in the types of compounds formed from the chlorination of humic acids from the different sources. A notable difference from other published work was the tentative identification of ring-chlorinated methoxy or phenolic aromatic acids. A granular activated carbon concentration column gave better recoveries of a wide range of compounds than an XAD-8 resin column, but some higher molecular weight compounds, particularly aromatics, were recovered more efficiently from the XAD-8 column.