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Abstract

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SAMPLES OFTEN CONTAIN MANY COMPOUNDS PRESENT IN WIDELY VARYING CONCENTRATIONS AND IN DIVERSE MATRICES. FREQUENTLY RELIABLE MEASUREMENTS AT VERY LOW LEVELS ARE REQUIRED. NEW MASS SPECTROMETRIC APPROACHES TO ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ARE AVAILABLE WHICH SEPARATE MORE EFFICIENTLY CONTAMINANT ANALYTES FROM INTERFERENCES AND WHICH PROVIDE MORE ANALYTE INFORMATION. HIGH SELECTIVITY FOR THE SINGLE COMPONENT, INCLUDING ISOMERS, CAN BE OBTAINED BY ADVANCED HYPHENATED TECHNIQUES. SENSITIVITIES AT SUB-PPT RANGE CAN BE REACHED UNDER ROUTINE CONDITIONS. MOBILE UNITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FIELD DETERMINATIONS, FOR EXAMPLE FOLLOWING ACCIDENTAL EVENTS. THERE IS A NEW TREND TO USE EXCLUSIVELY MASS SPECTROMETRY AS THE SOLUTION TO DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS THE IMPACT OF LEAD IN PETROL ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANS, THE INVESTIGATION OF DIOXINS AND DIBENZOFURANS AND STUDIES ON SUBSTANCES REACTING COVALENTLY WITH MACROMOLECULES.

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Authors: FACCHETTI S JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA
Bibliographic Reference: PAPER PRESENTED: 11TH INTERNATIONAL MASS SPECTROMETRY CONFERENCE, BORDEAUX/F, AUG. 29, SEPT. 2, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 34204 E
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Record Number: 1989126210500 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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