Trends in monitoring pharmaceuticals and personal-care products in the aquatic environment by use of passive sampling devices

Mills, Graham A.; Vrana, Branislav; Allan, Ian; Alvarez, David A.; Huckins, James N.; Greenwood, Richard
February 2007
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Feb2007, Vol. 387 Issue 4, p1153
Academic Journal
The article explains the use of passive sampling devices in monitoring pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP) in aquatic environment. Passive sampling devices work on the principle that a low concentration of a pollutant is maintained at the surface of a receiving phase with high affinity for the compound being measured. Passive devices have several advantages such as it can be deployed over extended time periods and provide time-weighted average concentrations.


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