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Application of capillary gas chromatography mass spectrometry/computer techniques to synoptic survey of organic material in bed sediment

Analytica Chimica Acta

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Abstract

A bed sediment sample taken from an area impacted by heavy industrial activity was analyzed for organic compounds of environmental significance. Extraction was effected on a Soxhlet apparatus using a freeze-dried sample. The Soxhlet extract was fractionated by silica gel micro-column adsorption chromatography. Separation and identification of the organic compounds was accomplished by capillary gas chromatography/mass spectrometry techniques. More than 50 compounds were identified; these include saturated hydrocarbons, olefins, aromatic hydrocarbons, alkylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and oxygenated compounds such as aldehydes and ketones. The role of bed sediments as a source or sink for organic pollutants is discussed. ?? 1981.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Application of capillary gas chromatography mass spectrometry/computer techniques to synoptic survey of organic material in bed sediment
Series title:
Analytica Chimica Acta
Volume
129
Issue:
C
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Analytica Chimica Acta
First page:
57
Last page:
67
Number of Pages:
11