Guidelines on the determination of chlorinated hydrocarbons in sediment.
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These guidelines are based on the review from Smedes and de Boer (1994, 1998) and Eljarrat and Barceló (2009). The analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons in sediments generally involves extraction with organic solvents, clean-up, removal of sulphur, column fractionation and gas chromatographic separation, mostly with electron capture or mass-spectrometric detection. All steps of the procedure are susceptible to insufficient recovery and contamination. Quality control measures are recommended in order to regularly monitor the performance of the method. These guidelines are intended to encourage and assist analytical chemists to critically review their methods and to improve their procedures and quality assurance measures, if necessary. These guidelines can be applied for the determination of several types of chlorinated hydrocarbons, e.g., chlorinated biphenyls (CB), chlorobenzenes, DDT and its metabolites and hexachlorocyclohexanes. It should be noted that these guidelines do not cove.....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Spatial CoverageBaltic Sea
CitationHELCOM (2017) Guidelines on the determination of chlorinated hydrocarbons in sediment. Helsinki, Finland, HELCOM, 9pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1794