Collection and determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in air using XAD-2 resin adsorbent

Masaharu Murata, Mizuo Maeda, Makoto Takagi, Minoru Koga, Toshiro Yamashita, Kimiko Haraguchi

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    Abstract

    An analytical method for collection and determination of trace amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the atmosphere was investigated. PAHs with relatively low boiling points (gaseous PAHs) could be collected efficiently from ambient air by an adsorbent tube containing XAD~2 resin with the aid of a battery-driven portable pump. Fifteen species of gaseous PAHs including naphthalene, acenaphthylene, biphenyl, fluorene, anthracene and pyrene as well as their isomers and alkylated derivatives were identified and determined by using GC/MS. By this method, the gaseous PAHs were measured in artificial environments, i.e., underground structural complexes such as an indoor parking lot and shopping mall.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1045-1051
    Number of pages7
    JournalBunseki Kagaku
    Volume43
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Analytical Chemistry

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