Trace Analysis of Hydrocarbons in Air Using Standard Gas Chromatographic and Personal Sampling Equipment
Journal article, 1982

Unmodified standard gas chromatographs are reported to be useful for the determination of a large number of ambient hydrocarbons. Packing of standard injector glass liners with an adsorbent permits thermal desorption in the injector on to the chromatographic column. Coupling to a personal sampling pump permits exposure-related sampling. The potential of the technique is illustrated by applications with the Tenax GC adsorbent. Precautions required to avoid artifacts when working in the subnanogram range are described.



gas chromatography


air pollutants


Mary Mattsson

Department of Engineering Chemistry

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Göran Petersson

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Vol. 11 3-4 211-219

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Analytical Chemistry

Environmental Sciences

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