||Priority Pollutant PAH Analysis of Incinerator Emission Particles Using HPLC and Optimized Fluorescence Detection.
Williams, R. ;
Meares, J. ;
Brooks, L. ;
Watts, R. ;
Lemieux, P. ;
||Environmental Health Research and Testing, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Solid waste disposal ;
Waste treatment ;
Air pollution control ;
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ;
Municipal wastes ;
EPA Method 610 ;
HPLC(High Performance Liquid Chromatography)
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||The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has investigated particle emissions from the incineration of various waste feeds. Emission particles from the incineration of municipal, medical/pathological, plastic and mixed wastes were captured and subsequently tested for biological activity. An ion-exchange fractionation of emission extracts yielded a base/neutral subfraction that contained a large portion of the total biological activity found. This subfraction was known to contain nonpolar neutrals, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), some of which are known mutagens and carcinogens. A modified version of U.S. EPA Method 610 for PAHs was utilized to quantify 15 of the 16 priority-pollutant PAHs found in emission particle extracts. Modification of Method 610 consisted of time-programmed excitation and emission wavelength selection for fluorescence detection. Only the PAH acenaphthylene, which has a low fluorescence intensity, could not be quantified at the desired levels using optimized fluorescent detection. PAH detection limits from 0.001 to 0.07 ng/mL extract were obtained. Emission rates based upon extractable organic matter, stack gas, mass of combusted waste and heating potential were calculated for each PAH and incinerator.
||Pub. in International Jnl. of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, v54 n3 p299-314 Mar 94. See also PB89-205355. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Priority Pollutant PAH Analysis of Incinerator Emission Particles Using HPLC and Optimized Fluorescence Detection.
||68A; 68C; 99A
||PC A03/MF A01