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Main Title Sampling and analysis of selected toxic substances : Task IV - ethylene dibromide /
Author Going, J. E. ; Spigarelli., J. L. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Coniglio, William A.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, Mo.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Midwest Research Institute,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 560-6-76-021; EPA 560/1976 MRI/001; 68-01-2646; EPA-68-01-2646
Stock Number PB-256 234
OCLC Number 42206734
Subjects Ethylene dibromide. ; Water--Pollution--Analysis. ; Air--Pollution--Analysis. ; Environmental monitoring. ; Hazardous substances. ; Hazardous substances--measurements.
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Chemical analysis ; Automotive industry ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Monitoring ; Bromine organic compounds ; Halogen organic compounds ; Water pollution ; Wind velocity ; Gasoline ; Samples ; Sites ; Soil analysis ; Water analysis ; Vehicles ; Sources ; Dust ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Air pollution sampling ; Ethane/dibromo ; Secondary sources ; Environmental sources
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9101Q8KH.PDF
Local Library Info
Library Local Subject Local Note
N/A CAS No. 106-93-4 ; Ethylene bromide (EDB) ; Glycol dibromide ; 1,2-dibromoethane
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EJAD  EPA 560/6-76-021 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/14/2000
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-76-021 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2014
EJBD  EPA 560-6-76-021 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/21/2014
EJED  EPA 560/1976 MRI/001 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/27/1999
ESAD  EPA 560-6-76-021 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-256 234 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 v, 26 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract
Sites representing six categories of potential sources of EDB emission were sampled. The categories are: (1) gasoline mixing, storage, and transfer (refineries); (2) retail gasoline; (3) highly trafficked urban; (4) suburban residential (lightly trafficked); (5) rural; and (6) fumigation centers. Air samples collected near four different bulk loading stations had EDB levels at least twice that of background samples. The effect of heavily trafficked freeways on the EDB levels in two different cities was not discernible. However, EDB was detected in all samples taken in heavily trafficked urban areas. The ubiquitous nature of EDB is probably the result of the widely dispersed sources of emission in urban/industrial areas. The levels of EDB in air ranged from 0.05 to 0.10 microgram/cum in rural and suburban areas, and from 0.1 to 0.4 microgram/cum in metropolitan areas. Two fumigation centers where EDB was used to fumigate grapefruit were found to be significant sources of emission.
Notes
"Contract No. 68-01-2646"--T.p. "EPA 560/6-76-021"--T.p. "February 27 1976"--T.p. "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." "EPA 560/1976 MRI/001." "MRI Project No. 3953-C." Includes bibliographical references. "Progress report on Protocol for sampling and analysis."
Contents Notes
Sites representing six categories of potential sources of EDB emission were sampled. The categories are: (1) gasoline mixing, storage, and transfer (refineries); (2) retail gasoline; (3) highly trafficked urban; (4) suburban residential (lightly trafficked); (5) rural; and (6) fumigation centers. Air samples collected near four different bulk loading stations had EDB levels at least twice that of background samples. These levels ranged from 0.13 to 0.20 [mu]g/mp3s of EDB. The elevated levels were not discernible beyond 1/8 mile from the stations. The EDB concentration in air near pipeline pumping stations, lead mix blending facilities, and lead mix storage areas was not elevated above background. Air samples collected near clusters of gasoline stations in two cities had EDB concentrations ranging from 0.18 to 0.50 [mu]g/mp3s, which was 2 to 2.5 times greater than sampling sites 1/8 to 1 mile away. The third city had background levels ranging from 0.38 to 0.49 [mu]g/mp3s, and the effect of the gasoline stations was not discernible. The effect of heavily trafficked freeways on the EDB levels in two different cities was not discernible. However, EDB was detected in all samples taken in heavily trafficked urban areas. The ubiquitous nature of EDB is probably the result of the widely dispersed sources of emission in urban/industrial areas. The levels of EDB in air ranged from 0.05 to 0.10 [mu]g/mp3s in rural and suburban areas, and from 0.1 to 0.4 [mu]g/mp3s in metropolitan areas. Two fumigation centers where EDB was used to fumigate grapefruit were found to be significant sources of emission. The highest downwind ambient air level was 96 [mu]g/mp3s. The highest levels were observed when EDB was being exhausted from the fumigation chambers. However, levels higher than background were observed before the chambers had been purged. Levels inside the facility were 40 to 70 times greater than the highest ambient air levels; the highest level observed, 6,930 [mu]g/mp3s, was found using a personnel sampler placed on an employee. The average level of exposure inside the fumigation centers ranged from 370 to 3,100 [mu]g/mp3s.