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Main Title Hexachlorobenzene in Selected Marine Samples: An Environmental Perspective.
Author Phelps, D. K. ; Pruell, R. J. ; Lake, J. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/139;
Stock Number PB85-237113
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Water analysis ; Sediments ; Chlorobenzenes ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Gas chromatography ; Chemical analysis ; Sea water ; Sediments ; Phenanthrene ; Concentration(Composition) ; Particles ; Benzene/hexachloro ; Water pollution detection ; Benzopyrenes ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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NTIS  PB85-237113 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 30p
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) was designated as a chemical of interest. A new sample of mussel homogenate was spiked with an authentic HCB standard. Recovery of the spike was 56%. Re-examination of previously analyzed GC chromatograms and archived samples revealed peaks that co-eluted with the authentic HCB standard. Levels of HCB were at least three to four orders of magnitude lower than PCBs; two orders of magnitude lower than pyrene; and one to two orders of magnitude lower than either phenanthrene or benzo(a)pyrene found in the same mussel samples. Gas chromatograms (EC detection) of seawater (dissolved and particulate phases) and sediments also reveal very low levels of HCB. Because GCMS results indicated that levels of HCB were below the level of detection, it was not possible to verify the presence of HCB using GCMS.