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Desorption of organic analytes from activated carbon. I. Factors affecting the process.

Authors
Posner JC; Okenfuss JR
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1981 Sep; 42(9):643-646
NIOSHTIC No.
00123846
Abstract
Factors affecting the desorption of organic analytes from activated carbon (7440440) were investigated, using a statistical design employing a two level factorial protocol. Loading of the sorbent per 100 milligrams charcoal, volume of the desorbent agent, and the presence or absence of compounds other than the analyte were examined. Carbon-disulfide (75150) (CS2) was used as the desorbent. Test analytes were 2-ethoxyethyl-acetate (111159) (cellosolve- acetate), 2-butoxyethanol (111762) (butyl-cellosolve), n-butanol (71363), toluene (108883), and biphenyl (92524). Mixture tested consisted of a polar mixture containing cellosolve-acetate, butyl- cellosolve, n-butanol, and toluene; a mixture of a polar and nonpolar compound of cellosolve-acetate and biphenyl; and a mixture of two nonpolar compounds containing biphenyl and toluene. All factors were tested at a high and a low range. Desorption efficiencies were: 100 percent for toluene; 47 to 92 percent for butanol; 53 to 103 for cellosolve-acetate in the polar mixture experiment and 53 to 97 percent in the polar/nonpolar experiment; 12 to 77 percent for butyl-cellosolve; and 58 to 92 percent for biphenyl. For nonpolar compounds and for a mixture of a polar and nonpolar compound, no effect was observed for the presence of any one compound in the mixture on the desorption efficiency of the others. For polar compounds a dependency was seen on the presence of other compounds. The authors suggest that an adequate explanation of all the main effects and interactions, including the signs of the latter, can be advanced on equilibrium grounds.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Analytical-methods; Analytical-processes; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling-equipment; Analytical-chemistry; Filters
Contact
Judd C. Posner, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
CODEN
AIHAAP
CAS No.
7440-44-0; 75-15-0; 111-15-9; 111-76-2; 71-36-3; 108-88-3; 92-52-4
Publication Date
19810901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1981
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0002-8894
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
State
OH
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