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Determination of Chlorinated and Brominated Micropollutants by Capillary Gas Chromatography Coupled with On-Column Radio Frequency Plasma Atomic Emission Detection

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Capillary gas chromatography (GC) combined with on-column radio frequency plasma atomic emission detection was evaluated for the determination of polychlorinated and polybrominated biphenyls (PCBs and PBBs). Quantitation was possible utilizing a single chlorine or bromine calibration curve based on a randomly selected reference compound, because the signal per ng of halogen ranged within 17 % for 29 congeners. Combined with an internal standard to correct for potential plasma quenching from matrix components, this type of universal quantitation represented a substantial simplification of current calibration procedures. In combination with relatively low detection limits (1-5 pg/s of halogen), the present work suggested that GC, coupled with on-column atomic emission detection is a promising technique for the determination of halogenated micropollutants.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftHRC Journal of High Resolution Chromatography
Vol/bind20
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)201-207
Antal sider7
ISSN0935-6304
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 1997

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