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Title: Headspace solvent microextraction of polycyclic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from water and GC analysis of standards
Author: Osei=Danso, Enoch
ISNI:       0000 0001 3460 5989
Awarding Body: Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2008
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A method based on headspace solvent microextraction (HSME) technique followed by gas chromatography with flame ionization detector (FID) was developed for the determination of four polycycHc aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in water samples. The extraction capacity of two extraction solvents, l-butanol and octane have been studied and compared. The method was developed usmg spiked water samples in the concentration range 17.8 to 0.16 mg/L. l-butanol showed good extraction efficiency for the target compounds. An increase in the extraction efficiency of the PAHs was observec. when the parameters affecting the HSME process such as temperature, extraction time. salt additives and sample volume were optimized.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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