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Application of Different Extraction Methods for the Determination of Selected Pesticide Residues in Sediments


Using several extraction methods including the QuEChERS approach, samples of both model and natural sediments were prepared. For the isolation of the target group of pesticides, two variants of two complementary extractions had to be used. Resulting extracts were analysed with LC/MS/MS. Selected methods furnishing the best results were validated in the terms of linearity and repeatability. Their limits of detection ranged from 0.1 to 2 ng/g, their limits of quantification from 1 to 6 ng/g and their recovery percentage varied between 46 % and 102 %.

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This work was funded by the research project of the Ministry of Environment MZP0002071101 “Research and protection of hydrosphere research and relationship and processes in water component of the environment focused on impact of human pressures, the sustainable use and protection of the hydrosphere and legislative tools“.

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Kvíčalová, M., Doubravová, P., Jobánek, R. et al. Application of Different Extraction Methods for the Determination of Selected Pesticide Residues in Sediments. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 21–26 (2012).

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  • Pesticide
  • QuEChERS
  • Luke method
  • Sediment
  • LC/MS/MS