A Simple Cleanup Procedure for the Quantitative Determination of PAHs Nitro-PAHs in Particulate Matter

  • K. Reisinger
  • A. Zajc


A single-step cleanup technique for the quantitative determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Nitro-PAHs is presented. The basis for the cleanup procedure is a solid-liquid chromatography on a column containing two silica gel packings of different mesh sizes. The eluents provide suitable fractions for identification and quantitation of PAHs and Nitro-PAHs by high resolution gas chromatography (HRGC) with a flame ionization detector (FID) and an electron capture detector (ECD), respectively. Analytical data obtained from investigations of NBS Standard Reference Materials 1649 and 1650, and a fly ash, reveal that the procedure is applicable without further modification to different complex samples.


Flame Ionization Detector Cleanup Procedure Electron Capture Detector Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon Diesel Particulate Matter 
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