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Main Title A method for the sampling and analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in ambient air /
Author Stratton, Charles L. ; Whitlock, Stuart A. ; Allan, J. Mark
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Whitlock, Stuart A.
Allan, J. Mark.
CORP Author Environmental Science and Engineering, Inc., Gainesville, FL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Quality Assurance Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Office of Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600/4-78/048; EPA-68-01-2978
Stock Number PB-288 410
OCLC Number 10438873
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Analysis
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Chemical analysis ; Sampling ; Air pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Field tests ; Gas chromatography ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Air pollution detection ; Biphenyl/perchloro ; Aroclor 1016 ; Aroclor 1242 ; Procedures
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD  EPA/600/4-78/048 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
NTIS  PB-288 410 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 106, 26 pages : illustrations.
Abstract A method was developed for the sampling and analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in air. An easily constructed, high-volume sampling system is employed with porous polyurethane foam as the collection medium. The sample is collected at the rate of 0.6 to 1.0 cu m per minute. Laboratory procedures described in this document permit the quantitative analysis of even the most volatile PCB species in an air sample. A perchlorination technique for the quantitative analysis of PCB has been adapted for use. The technique is shown to convert even the most volatile PCB species to decachlorobiphenyl for simple and direct quantitative analysis. Data is presented to show conversion efficiencies of a variety of PCBs to decachlorobiphenyl of 101 + or - 6 percent over the range of 0.103 to 10.0 micrograms. A ruggedness test was conducted which indicates the proposed perchlorination technique can yield reliable interlaboratory results. The perchlorination technique is generally necessary for the analysis of low (i.e., less than 25 ng/cu m airborne levels of PCB. The analytical method is effective for the analysis of airborne PCB levels within at least the range of 1 ng/cu m to 50 micrograms/cu m. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
Notes "EPA 600/4-78/048." Includes bibliographical references. Final report. Microfiche. Sponsored by Quality Assurance Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Office of Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Place Published Research Triangle Park, N.C. :
Corporate Au Added Ent Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory (Research Triangle Institute). Quality Assurance Branch. ; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
PUB Date Free Form 1978.
Series Title Traced Environmental monitoring series
NTIS Prices PC A07/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium microform
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20031209140620
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 02067cam 2200349Ia 45020