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METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN DRINKING WATER
METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN DRINKING WATER. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/4-88/039 (NTIS PB91231480), 1991.
Thirteen analytical methods for the identification and measurement of organic compounds in drinking water are described in detail. ix of the methods are for volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and certain disinfection byproducts and these methods were cited in the Federal Register of July 8, 1987, under the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. he other seven methods are designed for the determination of a variety of synthetic organic compounds and pesticides, and these methods were cited in proposed drinking water regulations in the Federal Register of May 22, 1989. ive of the methods utilize the inert gas purge-and-trap extraction procedure for VOC's, six methods employ a classical liquid-liquid extraction, one methods uses a new liquid-solid extraction technique, and one method is for direct aqueous analysis. f the 13 methods, 12 use either packed or capillary gas chromatography column separations followed by detection with mass spectrometry or a selective gas chromatography detector. ne method is based on a high performance liquid chromatography separation.