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Field study considerations in the use of passive sampling devices in water monitoring
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
2007 (English)In: Passive Sampling Techniques in Environmental Monitoring / [ed] R. Greenwood, G. Mills and B. Vrana, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007, 311-328 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs) are passive monitors that are being increasingly used by monitoring agencies and wastewater dischargers to measure the contents of lipophilic organic chemicals that may adversely affect water quality. This chapter addresses the most frequently asked questions regarding the use of SPMDs for water monitoring and other questions related to the field application of SPMDs. It provides a sound understanding of the applicability and limitations of SPMDs for obtaining reliable monitoring data. The chapter discusses under field study considerations: pre-exposure considerations; SPMD storage considerations; and precautions/procedures during deployment and retrieval of SPMDs. In environmental monitoring projects using SPMDs, quality control (QC) procedures for sampling and analysis are applied to ensure that the data are of high quality. Appropriate QC samples are prepared to quantify possible sampler contamination during transport, deployment, retrieval, storage, processing, enrichment, fractionation operations and analyte recovery. In general, two groups of quality assurance measures are implemented: replicate QC and sampling device control.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007. 311-328 p.
, Wilson and Wilsons Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0166-526X ; 48
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Organic Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-14441DOI: 10.1016/S0166-526X(06)48014-4ISI: 000311377100017ISBN: 978-0-08-048950-6ISBN: 978-0-444-52225-2OAI: diva2:154112
Available from: 2007-06-04 Created: 2007-06-04 Last updated: 2013-07-11Bibliographically approved

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