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Author(s): Luís M. Madeira
Mónica S. F. Santos
José Luís Moreira
Arminda Alves
Title: Determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in water at ng/L level by a simple DLLME-GC-(EI) MS method
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) is an extraction procedure gaining popularity in the recent years due to the easiness of operation, high enrichment factors, low cost and low consumption of organic solvents. This extraction method, prior to gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (GC-MS), was optimized for the determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in aqueous samples. These were extracted with chlorobenzene (extraction solvent) and acetonitrile (dispersive solvent), allowing an enrichment factor of about 470 for BDE-100. The calibration curve for BDE-100 was linear in the range of 0.005-10 mu g/L, with an average reproducibility of 12% (RSD, %). The LOD, calculated by the signal-tonoise ratio, was 0.5 ng/L for BDE-100 and the recovery ranged from 91-107% for all spiked samples. Relative expanded uncertainty was concentration-dependent, reaching high values near the limit of quantification and decreasing until 14% for concentrations higher than 1 mu g/L of BDE-100. The dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction combined with gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (DLLME-GC-MS) method could be successfully applied to the determination of other PBDEs in water samples.
Subject: Engenharia química, Engenharia química
Chemical engineering, Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos/PTDC/AAC-AMB/101687/2008/Segurança química em sistemas de abastecimento de água/ACQUASAFE
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/COMISSÃO EUROPEIA/7.º Programa-Quadro de IDT/217976 /Security and decontamination of drinking water distribution systems following a deliberate contamination /SECUREAU
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
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