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Sampling & analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in air.

Polychlorinated Biphenyls or PCB is a man made chemical with a number of attractive physical and chemical properties. However, the very same properties attractive for industrial purposes makes PCB a Persistent Organic Pollutant. There are 209 PCB congeners in total.

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Analytical method & sampling procedure

Sampling and analysis of PCB can be performed in several different ways. For example, each of the methods below have their own media type/size, sampling equipment and flow requirements:

  • NIOSH 5503 (industrial hygiene low volume method)
  • TO-10A (mid volume ambient method)
  • TO-04A (high volume ambient method)

Analysis of PCB can also be performed by multiple methods:

  • GC/ECD – (generally Arochlor pattern technique)
  • GC/LRMS SIM (either Arochlor pattern or congener specific techniques)
  • GC/HRMS (Method 1668C: 209 congener method)
Parameters reported
  • Aroclor 1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260, 1262, 1268
  • Market PCB's: PCB 28, PCB 52, PCB 101, PCB 118, PCB 138, PCB 153, PCB 180
  • Dioxin-like) PCB's: PCB 77, PCB 105, PCB 156, PCB 126, PCB 114, PCB 157, PCB 169, PCB 118, PCB 167, PCB 81, PCB 123, PCB 189.
  • All 209 PCB congeners.
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Analysis of PAH in air

PAH or Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds can be naturally occuring in the environment but also released as a result of human activity. Regardless of the source high levels of PAH in air can have negative effects and should be monitored.