||Screening methods for PAH priority pollutants in wastewater
Riggin, Ralph M. ;
Strup, P. E.
||Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
||Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||EPA 600/4-84-007; EPA-68-03-2984
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ;
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ;
Water analysis ;
Water pollution ;
Industrial wastes ;
Solvent extraction ;
Chromatographic analysis ;
Ultraviolet spectroscopy ;
Thin layer chromatography ;
Chemical analysis ;
Water pollution detection ;
EPA method 610
||Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||viii, 87 p. : ill.
A screening method for the determination of total polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentration in industrial effluents was developed. The method employs solvent extraction, alumina column chromatographic cleanup, and UV absorbance determination. The UV detection step utilizes a bandpass filter in order to obtain more uniform response between the various PAHs. The PAH screening method results and U.S. EPA Method 610 results have been found to be positively correlated for a variety of industrial wastewater samples. The screening method can be performed in approximately one-half to one-third the time required for U.S. EPA Method 610 and requires considerably less expensive equipment.
"January 1984." Bibliography: p. 83.