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Main Title Development of Source Testing, Analytical, and Mutagenicity Bioassay Procedures for Evaluating Emissions from Municipal and Hospital Waste Combustors.
Author Watts, R. R. ; Lemieux, P. M. ; Grote, R. A. ; Lowans, R. W. ; Williams, R. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Health Research and Testing, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-02-4456; EPA/600/J-93/076;
Stock Number PB93-173151
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Bioassay ; Air pollution detection ; Chemical analysis ; Mutagen screening ; Municipal wastes ; Hospital solid wastes ; Incineration ; Waste disposal ; Concentration(Composition) ; Emission factors ; Extraction ; Distillation ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-173151 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 10p
The paper discusses research aimed at developing new testing equipment and procedures that will allow a more comprehensive assessment of the complex mixture of organics that is present in stack emissions. These efforts are directed specifically toward development of source testing equipment and procedures, analytical procedures, and bioassay procedures. The objectives of this study were to field test two types of high-volume source dilution samplers, collect stack samples for use in developing analytical and mutagenicity bioassay procedures, and determine mutagenicity of organics associated with emission particles from two municipal waste incinerators. Data are presented for particle concentrations and emission rates, extractable organic concentrations and emission rates, and Salmonella (Ames) mutagenic potency and emission rates. The mutagenic emission rates and emission factors are compared to those of other incinerators and combustion sources.