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Sample preparation procedures for analysis of organochlorinated pollutants and PAHs in waters

Olga Vyviurska, Ivan Špánik *

Slovak University of Technology, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Radlinského 9, SK-81237 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Tel: ++421 2 59325283, Fax: ++421 2 52926043

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Abstract: This review focuses on sample preparation procedures used for chromatographic analysis of the most common organochlorinated pollutants and PAHs in water samples. The studied pollutants have a long persistence in environment, possible carcinogenic effects, and their application has been banned in many countries. The standard ISO procedures with the modern sample preparation procedures were compared in the term of recovery effectiveness for target analytes.

Keywords: sample preparation procedures, chromatography, organochlorinated pollutants, PAHs

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0190.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014, pp. 77—86, DOI: 10.2478/acs-2014-0014