Passive sampling of atmospheric SOCs using tristearin-coated fibreglass sheets

Muller, Jochen F., Hawker, Darryl W., Connell, Des W., Komp, Peter and McLachlan, Michael S. (2000) Passive sampling of atmospheric SOCs using tristearin-coated fibreglass sheets. Atmospheric Environment, 34 21: 3525-3534. doi:10.1016/S1352-2310(00)00097-2

Author Muller, Jochen F.
Hawker, Darryl W.
Connell, Des W.
Komp, Peter
McLachlan, Michael S.
Title Passive sampling of atmospheric SOCs using tristearin-coated fibreglass sheets
Journal name Atmospheric Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1352-2310
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1352-2310(00)00097-2
Volume 34
Issue 21
Start page 3525
End page 3534
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
321299 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
730210 Environmental health
Abstract Tristearin-coated fibreglass sheets were evaluated as passive samplers for semivolatile organic chemicals in ambient atmosphere. Kinetic and equilibrium experiments were set-up to independently determine model parameters. The results demonstrate that the tristearin/air partition coefficients (k(SV)) can be related to the octanol/air partition coefficients (k(OA)). Furthermore, a linear relationship between the time constant of the clearance kinetics and k(SV) suggests that uptake of gaseous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the sampler was controlled by the air side resistance. A field evaluation of the predictive ability of the sampler was set-up at sites in Brisbane, Australia and Bayreuth, Germany. The results demonstrated that this novel sampler provides a reproducible means to collect gaseous PAHs in the environment. Furthermore, the results of the field evaluation in Brisbane are in good agreement with air samples collected with a filter/adsorbent high-volume air sampler at the same sites. In contrast the predicted results obtained from the field evaluation near Bayreuth were less satisfactory. This might be due to sampling artifacts which occurred with the passive samplers, caused by PAH burdened particles eroded from adjacent needles and leaves. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Environmental Sciences
Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Tristearin/air Partition Coefficient
Ambient Air Sampling
Semivolatile Organic Chemicals
Polycyclic Aromatic-hydrocarbons
Semipermeable-membrane Devices
Conifer Needles
Barley Leaves
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology Publications
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