Application of semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs) as passive air samplers

Chemosphere
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Abstract

The semipermeable membrane device (SPMD), consisting of a neutral lipid (triolein) enclosed in polyethylene layflat tubing, is demonstrated to be a highly efficient passive air sampler. These devices readily sequester lipophilic organic contaminants from the vapor phase. Specifically, the SPMDs are shown to concentrate polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) residues from a laboratory atmosphere in a linear manner through 28 days. Under the conditions of this study, a three device composite (1.4 g triolein) extracted PCB residues from ≈ 7 m3 of air per day.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Application of semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs) as passive air samplers
Series title Chemosphere
DOI 10.1016/0045-6535(93)90143-S
Volume 27
Issue 9
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description 16 p.
First page 1609
Last page 1624
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