High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Methods of Analysis for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans

  • R. L. Harless
  • A. E. Dupuy
  • D. D. McDaniel
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 26)


Methods of analysis for chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs) and dibenzofurans (CDFs) based on high resolution mass spectrometry detection techniques have been developed and applied. The application of these methods for identification and quantification of CDDs and CDFs in samples collected from accidental fires involving electrical transformers and incineration processes are described. Analytical results for specific incidents, criteria used for confirmation of CDDs and CDFs and the problems caused by the lack of sufficient reference standards are discussed.


Sample Preparation Procedure High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Combustion Source Incineration Process Accidental Fire 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Harless
    • 1
  • A. E. Dupuy
    • 2
  • D. D. McDaniel
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory Research Triangle ParkU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA
  2. 2.Toxicant Analysis CenterBay St. LouisUSA

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