Accession Number:

ADA317623

Title:

Development of an Analytical Method for White Phosphorus (P4) in Water and Sediment Using Solid-Phase Microextraction.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Report Date:

1996-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Headspace solid-phase microextraction SPME methods were developed for white phosphorus in water and sedimentsoil to minimize waste generated by methods based on solvent extraction. Headspace SPME provided a rapid, non-exhaustive extraction, based on equilibrium, of white phosphorus. Comparison of results obtained by headspace SPME and solvent extraction shows that headspace SPME may be used quantitatively for some water matrices and qualitatively for more complex matrices such as sedimentsoil. Because detection limits appear to be similar to those obtained by solvent extraction, headspace SPME can be used to rapidly screen samples for contamination, eliminating the need to solvent-extract most samples.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE