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Main Title Bioassay and Chemical Analysis for Hazardous Materials in Residual Oils. Volume 1. Narrative.
Author Kaczmarek, T. D. ; Zervins, A. ;
CORP Author Westinghouse Research and Development Center, Pittsburgh, PA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-02-2638; EPA-600/7-81-080A;
Stock Number PB82-117078
Additional Subjects Residual oils ; Chemical analysis ; Hazardous materials ; Bioassay ; Sampling ; Mutagens ; Radioactive isotopes ; Environmental surveys ; Public health ; Organic compounds ; Inorganic compounds ; Separation ; Fluidized beds ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-117078 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 322p
The report gives results of an examination, including mutagenic screening, of the chemical composition of residual fuel oils and their column chromatography prefractions. A degree of correlation between composition and mutagenicity has been achieved. Radionuclide data has been obtained. A novel sample processing technique has been developed for solvent partitioning followed by column chromatography. It concentrates mutagenic factors into fractions that retain their chemical class distinctions but eliminate sample components that are not of environmental concern. An as-received residual fuel oil is either non-mutagenic or only weakly mutagenic. In this respect, residual oils would not be considered environmental hazards. A residual oil can be fractionated so that fractions will be mutagenic. Some fractions from some oil samples can be strongly mutagenic. (To determine if physical or chemical processes in use or in the environment could concentrate or create mutagenicity is beyond the scope of this work.)