A Survey of Methods for Determination of Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyl Compounds in Atmosphere

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K. Motyka and P. Mikuška

Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno


Carbonyl compounds play an important role in tropospheric photochemistry. Formaldehyde, the most abundant carbonyl compound in air, as well as other aldehydes and ketones, have serious toxicological and environmental impacts. For these reasons, various methods for the determination of carbonyl compounds in air have been developed. A survey of these methods is presented in this paper. Emphasis is laid on continual methods of formaldehyde detection in air.


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