Development of a method for the determination of naphthalene and phenanthrene in workplace air using diffusive sampling and thermal desorption GC-MS analysis
2011 (English)In: Annals of Occupational Hygiene, ISSN 0003-4878, E-ISSN 1475-3162, Vol. 55, no 6, 681-687 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Diffusive sampling methods have been validated for the determination of naphthalene and phenanthrene in workplace air. The diffusive sampler tested was the Perkin Elmer ATD tube, and the analysis was performed with thermal desorption, gas chromatography, and mass spectrometric detection. The sampling methods were validated in controlled test atmospheres, mainly according to the protocol proposed in the European standard EN 838. For the determination of naphthalene, the diffusive sampling rate was 0.41 ml min21 with a coefficient of variation (CV) of 19%. The mean sampling rate for phenanthrene was 0.49 ml min21 with a CV of 21%. Field tests confirmed the naphthalene results but could not be used to confirm the phenanthrene results. The method is not recommended for phenanthrene sampling unless the method has been tested in the specific environment and the results confirm the laboratory tests.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press , 2011. Vol. 55, no 6, 681-687 p.
diffusive monitoring, passive sampling, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45685DOI: 10.1093/annhyg/mer039OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-45685DiVA: diva2:433782