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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Foundations of Organic Pollutant Analysis.
Author Rosen., Aaron A. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/J-76/033;
Stock Number PB-265 309
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Water analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Water pollution ; Pesticides ; Oil pollution ; Laboratory equipment ; Methodology ; Sampling ; Carcinogens ; Iosopic labeling ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Detergents ; Biodeterioration ; X ray diffraction ; Ultraviolet spectrometry ; Infrared spectrometry ; Forecasting ; Extraction ; Carbon ; Adsorption ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-265 309 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 15p
Systematic analysis of organic pollutants began a quarter century ago with the decision to apply current methods of organic qualitative analysis to multigram amounts of mixed organic pollutants recovered from extremely large sample volumes, by carbon adsorption or liquid extraction. The available tools (classical organic chemical analysis, sensory methods, molecular complexes, X-ray diffraction, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometry, and primitive chromatography). These tools accomplished some landmark achievements in abatement of organic chemical pollution of water supplies, including: the foundation of oil spill source detection by passive labeling, the analytical proof that forced the conversion of the detergent industry to biodegradable products, the first discovery of unforeseen pollution by chlorinated pesticides, and the first animal studies of carcinogenicity of organic water contaminants. (Portions of this document are not fully legible.)