Analysis of Organic Contaminants in Dredged Material using a Field-Portable GC-MS
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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This technical note describes the use of a field-portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer for the in-field determination of organic contaminants in dredged material. During active dredging operations, sediment and water samples are collected as for traditional laboratory analysis of contaminants, however, in this case, field-portable instrumentation is used for quantitative analysis of certain organic contaminants, including Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons PAHs.
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