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Assessment of flame retardants in river water using a ceramic dosimeter passive sampler

Cristale, Joyce and Katsoyiannis, Athanasios and Chen, Chang'er and Jones, Kevin C. and Lacorte, Silvia (2013) Assessment of flame retardants in river water using a ceramic dosimeter passive sampler. Environmental Pollution, 172. pp. 163-169. ISSN 0269-7491

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Abstract

Novel brominated (BFRs) and organophosphorus (OPFRs) flame retardants were monitored in river water using the ceramic dosimeter passive sampling device with HLB (hydrophilic–lipophilic balance) as sorbent. Laboratory calibrations were performed to determine sampling rates for each compound using the Archie's law exponent. The passive sampling device was used to determine the presence of 6 BFRs in the River Aire (United Kingdom), selected according to their ubiquitous presence in the River Aire. Passive sampling integrated river water concentrations ranged from 0.010 to 5.6 μg L−1 for all OPFRs, while BFRs were not detected with this specific passive sampler configuration. Decreased sampling rates were evidenced after 3 weeks of deployment, probably due to fouling. Good agreement between integrated and snapshot water concentrations was obtained, indicating the efficiency of the passive sampler for the monitoring of OPFRs in river water.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Pollution
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ceramic dosimeter ; Passive sampler ; Organophosphorous flame retardants ; Brominated flame retardants ; River water
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 59817
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2012 10:57
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2013 15:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59817

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