||Selected methods for detecting and tracing hazardous materials spills /
Bock, Ditmar. ;
||Calspan Corp., Buffalo, NY.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
|| Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development [Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry], Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA/600/2-79/064; EPA-68-01-0110; EPA-68-03-0287
Hazardous substances. ;
Hazardous materials ;
Chemical compounds ;
Water analysis ;
Electric concentrators ;
Performance evaluation ;
Water pollution ;
Hazardous materials spills ;
Water pollution detection ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||viii, 57 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Detection of hazardous chemicals by a wide range of phenomena including electrical conductivity, catalytic combustion, and colorimetry was investigated. This study showed that simple, fieldable instruments are available or can readily be made available for detecting spills of most common, hazardous materials at or near the threshold for deleterious biological effects. Several applicable commercial instruments were identified. A novel apparatus employing chemical indicators was developed for the early warning of spills of a wide range of pollutants in natural water bodies. A prototype spill tracing kit was designed and fabricated for use by laymen and its effectiveness demonstrated with volunteer firemen as operators.
Contract no. 68-01-0110 and 68-03-0287. March 1979. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.