Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry

Title

Analytical chemistry of the persistent organic pollutants identified in the Stockholm Convention: A review

Language

English

Abstract

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are major environmental concern due to their persistence, long-range transportability, bio-accumulation and potentially adverse effects on living organisms. Analytical chemistry plays an essential role in the measurement of POPs and provides important information on their distribution and environmental transformations. Much effort has been devoted during the last two decades to the development of faster, safer, more reliable and more sensitive analytical techniques for these pollutants. Since the Stockholm Convention (SC) on POPs was adopted 12 years ago, analytical methods have been extensively developed. This review article introduces recent analytical techniques and applications for the determination of POPs in environmental and biota samples, and summarizes the extraction, separation and instrumental analyses of the halogenated POPs. Also, this review covers important aspects for the analyses of SC POPs (e.g. lipid determination and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC)), and finally discusses future trends for improving the POPs analyses and for potential new POPs. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Keywords

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, Instrumental analyses, Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, Persistent organic pollutants, Sample preparation

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Analytica Chimica Acta

Volume

790

Start Page

1

End Page

13

Publisher

Elsevier Masson

DOI

10.1016/j.aca.2013.04.026

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2013.04.026

ISSN (print)

00032670

ISSN (electronic)

18734324

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