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Title: Development of an analytical method for white phosphorus (P4) in water and sediment using solid-phase microextraction
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Walsh, Marianne E.
Taylor, Susan.
Thorne, Philip G.
Keywords: Analytical methods
Solid-phase microextraction
White phosphorus
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 96-16.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Headspace solid-phase microextraction (SPME) methods were developed for white phosphorus in water and sediment/soil to minimize waste generated by methods based on solvent extraction. Headspace SPME provided a rapid, non-exhaustive extraction, based on equilibrium, of white phosphorus. Comparison of results obtained by headspace SPME and solvent extraction shows that headspace SPME may be used quantitatively for some water matrices and qualitatively for more complex matrices such as sediment/soil. Because detection limits appear to be similar to those obtained by solvent extraction, headspace SPME can be used to rapidly screen samples for contamination, eliminating the need to solvent-extract most samples.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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