An interlaboratory study on passive sampling of emerging water pollutants

Vrana, Branislav, Smedes, Foppe, Prokes, Roman, Loos, Robert, Mazzella, Nicolas, Miege, Cecile, Budzinski, Hélène, Vermeirssen, Etiënne, Ocelka, Tomáš, Gravell, Anthony and Kaserzon, Sarit (2016) An interlaboratory study on passive sampling of emerging water pollutants. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 76 153-165. doi:10.1016/j.trac.2015.10.013


Author Vrana, Branislav
Smedes, Foppe
Prokes, Roman
Loos, Robert
Mazzella, Nicolas
Miege, Cecile
Budzinski, Hélène
Vermeirssen, Etiënne
Ocelka, Tomáš
Gravell, Anthony
Kaserzon, Sarit
Title An interlaboratory study on passive sampling of emerging water pollutants
Journal name Trends in Analytical Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-9936
Publication date 2016-02
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.trac.2015.10.013
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 76
Start page 153
End page 165
Total pages 13
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract An inter-laboratory study was organised for the monitoring of emerging aquatic pollutants (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, steroids, brominated diphenyl ethers and others) using passive samplers. Thirty laboratories participated in the sampler comparison exercise. Various samplers designs were exposed at a single sampling site to treated waste water. The organisers deployed in parallel multiple samplers of a single type, which were distributed for evaluation of the contribution of the different analytical procedures to the data variability. Between laboratory variation of results from passive samplers was about factor 5 larger than within laboratory variability. Similar results obtained for different passive samplers analysed by individual laboratories and also low within laboratory variability indicate that the passive sampling process is causing less variability than the analysis. Concentrations in composite water samples were within the range obtained by passive samplers. In future a significant improvement of analytical precision and calibration of adsorption based passive samplers is needed.
Keyword Brominated diphenyl ether
Emerging pollutant
Fluorinated surfactant
Interlaboratory study
Passive sampling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 3 December 2015

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology Publications
 
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