Evaluation of a precipitation collector for PCB analysis

Michael William Murray, Anders W. Andren

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Abstract

The efficiency of a large wet-only precipitation collector for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) analysis was investigated using generator column-produced solutions. Total recoveries were quantitative for two experiments utilizing mixed Aroclor generator columns for the PCB source, with input-weighted average congener recoveries of 104 and 99%. Small losses were observed on the filter and collection reservoirs (> 3%), and no breakthrough to the second extraction cartridge was observed. Loss to the collector surface was 11 and 2%, and in the first case most likely reflects contamination rather than actual retention during the experiment. Individual congener recoveries generally rather than actual chlorination, a relationship that may be due mostly to analytical uncertainties for more highly chlorinated congeners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1101
Number of pages5
JournalAtmospheric Environment Part A, General Topics
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Collector
  • PCB
  • evaluation
  • precipitation
  • recovery
  • retention
  • surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Evaluation of a precipitation collector for PCB analysis. / Murray, Michael William; Andren, Anders W.

In: Atmospheric Environment Part A, General Topics, Vol. 26, No. 6, 01.01.1992, p. 1097-1101.

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