ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Determining Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Surface Waters of Western Pomerania Using Gas Chromatography with Electron Capture Detection
Marlena Byczkiewicz, Maciej Jabłoński
 
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Institute of Chemistry and Environmental Protection, West Pomeranian University of Technology,
Al. Piastow 42, 71-065 Szczecin, Poland
Publish date: 2015-05-20
Submission date: 2014-10-10
Final revision date: 2014-12-23
Acceptance date: 2014-12-29
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2015;24(3):961–968
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We show how to determine polybrominated diphenyl ethers in aqueous samples using liquid-liquid extraction and gas chromatography with electron capture detection (LLE-GC-μECD). This method, due to its simplicity, low limits of determination (7-9 pg/L), high accuracy, relatively low costs, and high recovery coefficients for all of these PBDEs (86-92%), offers enormous benefits for routine analyses of PBDEs. The developed method was applied to surface water samples collected from different sampling points in western Pomerania.
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