, Volume 71, Supplement 1, pp 125–128 | Cite as

Determination of 1,4-Dichlorobenzene in Environmental Matrices

  • Zoltan Juvancz
  • Rita Bodane-Kendrovics
  • Peter Beleznay
  • Istvan Erdelyi
  • Maria Klujber-Mohr
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1,4-Dichlorobenzene is a frequently used lavatory deodorant although it has strong endocrine disrupting and potential carcinogenic effects. A large amount (approximately 15,000 tonnes annually worldwide) of this compound is released into the environment. This paper deals with the determination of 1,4-dichlorobenzene in a variety of environmental matrices. Various extraction and concentration methods such as charcoal absorbtion tubes and headspace sampling were applied. Sensitive and selective ion monitoring GC-MS measurements were used for determination. Significant concentrations of the compound have been identified in lavatory air, waste water, waste water sludge and human breast milk.


Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry Various environmental matrices Waste water 1,4-Dichlorobenzene Pollution 



The NKTH-OTKA No. NI-68863 and OTKA K72861 grants are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoltan Juvancz
    • 1
  • Rita Bodane-Kendrovics
    • 1
  • Peter Beleznay
    • 2
  • Istvan Erdelyi
    • 3
  • Maria Klujber-Mohr
    • 4
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering InstituteUniversitas BudensisBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Balint Analitics Ltd.BudapestHungary
  3. 3.Budapest Sewage Works Ltd.BudapestHungary
  4. 4.VITUKI Plc.BudapestHungary

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