TITLE

Passive sampling as a tool for obtaining reliable analytical information in environmental quality monitoring

AUTHOR(S)
Zabiegała, Bożena; Kot-Wasik, Agata; Urbanowicz, Magdalena; Namieśnik, Jacek
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2010, Vol. 396 Issue 1, p273
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Passive sampling technology has been developing very quickly for the past 20 years, and is widely used for monitoring pollutants in different environments, for example air, water, and soil. It has many significant advantages, including simplicity, low cost, no need for expensive and complicated equipment, no power requirements, unattended operation, and the ability to produce accurate results. The present generation of passive samplers enables detection and analysis of bioavailable pollutants at low and very low concentrations and investigation of the environmental concentration of organic and inorganic pollutants not only on the local scale but also on continental and global scales. This review describes the current application of passive sampling techniques in environmental analysis and monitoring, under both equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions.
ACCESSION #
45657314

 

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