Trace Analysis of Hydrocarbons in Air Using Standard Gas Chromatographic and Personal Sampling Equipment
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

Institutionen för teknisk kemi

Institutionen för kemisk miljövetenskap

Göran Petersson

Institutionen för kemisk miljövetenskap

International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Vol. 11 3-4 211-219


Analytisk kemi