Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Water by Solid Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography

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A. Novotna-Rychtecka and J. Lenicek

Health Institute, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic


A solid-phase microextraction procedure has been developed for the determination of volatile organic compounds in water. Head-space extracted samples were analysed by gas chromatography with flame ionisation or electron capture detection and by mass spectrometry. The Carboxen/PDMS fiber was shown to have high affinity to selected aromatic and chlorinated compounds. The method showed good linearity between 0.1 µg.l-1 and 8 µg.l-1 with regression coefficients ranging from 0.9823 to 0.9995; the precision was from 1.0 to 17.9 %. The effect of septum used in head-space extraction was also investigated.


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