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The environmental problems of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are summarised and a review of national legislation is given. The state-of-the-art of PCB analysis is discussed and existing methods for fast screening of PCB in waste oil are evaluated. Results of experimental work conducted at JRC, Ispra are presented. A congener specific analytical method based on capillary column gas chromatography electron capture detection is recommended. An improvement to an existing method for rapid screening for PCB by total organic chlorine determination is described. An exhaustive list of the current literature on PCB analysis is given.

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Authors: LARSEN B, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12923 EN (1990) 65 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 8.75
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Record Number: 199011772 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en