Selective assessment of C2-C6 alkenes in air by adsorption sampling and gas chromatography
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 1991
A system is described for the specific determination in air of ethene, propene, the four isomeric butenes, cyclopentene and the six isomeric pentenes. The butenes, pentenes and hexenes are well separated from the commonly occurring matrix of alkanes in much higher concentrations.
Field samples were taken using easily carried equipment consisting of an air pump connected to an adsorbent cartridge. An advantageous combination of triple-layer adsorbents was found to be Tenax + Carbotrap + Carbosieve S-III. In the laboratory, the hydrocarbons were thermally desorbed into a cold trap. The trap was directly linked to the aluminium oxide PLOT column which effected the alkene separations.