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A chemodynamic approach for estimating losses of target organic chemicals from water during sample holding time

Chemosphere

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DOI: 10.1016/0045-6535(94)00004-E

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Abstract

Minimizing the loss of target organic chemicals from environmental water samples between the time of sample collection and isolation is important to the integrity of an investigation. During this sample holding time, there is a potential for analyte loss through volatilization from the water to the headspace, sorption to the walls and cap of the sample bottle; and transformation through biotic and/or abiotic reactions. This paper presents a chemodynamic-based, generalized approach to estimate the most probable loss processes for individual target organic chemicals. The basic premise is that the investigator must know which loss process(es) are important for a particular analyte, based on its chemodynamic properties, when choosing the appropriate method(s) to prevent loss.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A chemodynamic approach for estimating losses of target organic chemicals from water during sample holding time
Series title:
Chemosphere
DOI:
10.1016/0045-6535(94)00004-E
Volume
30
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Chemosphere
First page:
1097
Last page:
1107
Number of Pages:
11