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Main Title Field intercomparison of precipitation samplers for assessing wet deposition of organic contaminants /
Author Eisenreich, S. J. ; Franz, T. P. ; Swanson, M. B.
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Franz, T. P.
Swanson, M. B.
CORP Author Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Civil and Mining Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office.
Publisher Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/805/4-90/002; R-005840; GLNPO-01/90; EPA/905/4-90/002
Stock Number PB91-125880
Subjects Water--Pollution. ; Air--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chlorobenzenes ; Pesticides ; Rainfall ; Field tests ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Air pollution ; Performance evaluation ; Air pollution monitoring ; Wet deposition ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds ; Cedar Creek Natural History Area(Minnesota) ; Atmospheric chemistry
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NTIS  PB91-125880 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 126 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
A field intercomparison of four wet-only precipitation samplers were performed to assess their ability to efficiently collect rain and selected organic contaminants. Samplers are evaluated and compared on the basis of their ability to efficiently collect rainfall, exhibit mechanical reliability, demonstrate adequate operational characteristics and provide precise measures of wet-only inputs. The most significant difference between the four samplers was their mechanical reliability in the field. The samplers performed equally well in assessing organic concentrations in rain. The sampler intercomparison was conducted in part to select the preferred characteristics of a rain sampler that must be deployed in the field unattended for up to two weeks. The MIC sampler, properly maintained, is suitable for such a purpose. Of the two modes of compound isolation tested, the resin adsorbent (XAD-2) exhibited modestly higher concentrations that the solvent MIC but had the disadvantage of ease of sample handling and lower blanks. Both could be operated with proper maintance to provide precise data. The stainless steel and Teflon coated funnel surfaces provided comparable data.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-89). "Grant No. R005840-01." "Project Officer: Edward Klappenbach." "GLNPO Report No. 01-90." "EPA-905/4-90-002." "March 1990"--Page 119. Microfiche.