Journal Published Online: 01 March 1984
Volume 12, Issue 2

Measurement of Organic Halide Content of Aqueous and Solid Waste Samples



This paper describes a series of studies involving the use of “surrogate” methods for the determination of total organic halides, purgeable organic halides, and solvent-extractable organic halides in wastewater and solid wastes. A pyrolysis/microcoulometric system was used as the analytical detection device for all studies. Method performance data are presented for the various surrogate methods. The results obtained with the surrogate methods were compared to those obtained with compound-specific methods based on gas chromatography or combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The advantages and limitations of using the surrogate methods in place of more sophisticated procedures are discussed.

Author Information

Riggin, RM
Battelle's Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, OH
Lucas, SV
Battelle's Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, OH
Jungclaus, GA
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO
Billets, S
Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH
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DOI: 10.1520/JTE10703J