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The use and effect of mixed standards on the quantitation of polychlorinated biphenyls


A study was made of the problems encountered when the chromatogram of a sample being analyzed for PCB's via GLC cannot readily be compared to a particular Aroclor standard. The use of mixed Aroclor standards was proposed and a study made of the effect of mixed standards on the analytical results. It was found that the choice of a standard could alter the values by more than a factor of 2. In addition, the particular mixture used as a standard should be reported along with resulting values.

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Beezhold, F.L., Stout, V.F. The use and effect of mixed standards on the quantitation of polychlorinated biphenyls. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 10, 10–15 (1973).

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  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Biphenyl
  • Mixed Standard