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Main Title Capillary Column GC-MS Determination of 77 Purgeable Organic Compounds in Two Simulated Liquid Wastes.
Author Yancey, M. F. ; Kornfeld, R. A. ; Warner, J. S. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH. Physical and Chemical Methods Branch.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-03-3224; EPA/600/4-88/030;
Stock Number PB88-245881
Additional Subjects Water pollution detection ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Concentration(Composition) ; Environmental monitoring ; Determination ; Samples ; Simulation ; Effluents ; Water quality ; Standard deviation ; Volatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB88-245881 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 12/29/1988
Collation 80p
The suitability of purge-trap-desorb (PTD) procedures for determination of 84 volatile organic compounds with capillary column gas chromatograph (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) was evaluated. After collecting GC-MS data not previously available for some analytes, 7 of the 84 compounds were eliminated from further consideration because of poor purging efficiency or analyte instability. For each of the remaining 77 compounds, the linear concentration range and detection limit were determined with data obtained by PTD GC-MS analysis of spiked reagent water. The criterion was met over a concentration range of at least two orders of magnitude for 56 of the 77 analytes, 1.5 orders of magnitude for 12 analytes, and 1 order of magnitude for 6 analytes. The criterion was not met for acetone, trichlorofluoromethane, and 2-chloro-1,3-butadiene. Method performance was assessed by analyzing eight replicate aliquots of two simulated liquid waste samples (a municipal sewage sludge leachate and water containing fulvic acid) containing analytes spiked at two concentrations.