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Chromatographia

, Volume 52, Issue 5–6, pp 345–350 | Cite as

Sampling and analysis of volatile organic compounds in air using a dualsorbent trap

  • A. R. Mastrogiacomo
  • E. Pierini
  • L. Sampaolo
Originals Gas Chromatography

Summary

A dualsorbent trap containing graphitized carbon blacks was used for the collection of volatile and semi-volatile organic pollutants from the atmosphere of different workplaces and from an above-ground parking lot. The method proved to be sensitive, simple and reliable.

Thermal desorption and solvent extraction methods followed by GC-MS analysis were employed.

Key words

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry Dualsorbent trap Thermal desorption Graphitized carbon black Volatile organic pollutants 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Mastrogiacomo
    • 1
  • E. Pierini
    • 1
  • L. Sampaolo
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienze Chimiche “Fabrizio Bruner” dell’Università degli Studi di UrbinoUrbinoItaly

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