Novel Passive Sampling Materials for the Screening of Priority Pollutants

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The aim of the small scale study was to develop and screen novel passive sampling materials for monitoring priority pollutants such as pesticides and hydrocarbons in the aquatic environment. The polymer films are made from PVC and contain a plasticizer which act to make the films flexible in nature as well as to enrich the analytes in the water sample. Measurements are carried out by immersing the polymer films in aqueous solution containing the relevant chemical and the recording an infrared spectra of the exposed material. Each analyte has a characteristic infrared absorption spectrum and this can be exploited to measure the analytes presence in the sample. Absorbance data for the pesticide simazine can be recorded at 1577 wavenumbers cm-1, alachor at 1104cm-1 and naphthalene at 2900cm-1/1210cm-1. The results obtained from this small-scale study indicate that there is potential for the materials to be used in the determination of selected priority pollutants in the aquatic environment. These results provide proof of concept and will lead to a large-scale study to develop novel materials as passive samplers for environmental monitoring.

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Fiona Regan
Dublin City University

Yinka Rahman
Dublin City University

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Author(s)Regan, F. Rahman, Y.
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Publication InformationNovel Passive Sampling Materials for the Screening of Priority Pollutants
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Resource KeywordsNovel Passive Sampling Priority Pollutants
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2006-SS-51
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWaste and Resource Management
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 1
Project Start Date Sunday 1st January 2006 (01-01-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 31st December 2006 (31-12-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 31st December 2006 (31-12-2006)
Published on SAFERTuesday 9th March 2010 (09-03-2010)
Date of Last EditTuesday 9th March 2010 at 15:17:15 (09-03-2010)
Datasets or Files Updated On Tuesday 9th March 2010 at 15:17:15 (09-03-2010)

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