A diffusive badge sampler for volatile organic compounds in ambient air and determination using a thermal desorption-GC/MS system

Noriko Yamamoto, Tomoko Matsubasa, Nami Kumagai, Sachiko Mori, Koji Suzuki

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A sensitive personal badge sampler packed with Carbopack B for ambient levels of volatile organic compounds and an analytical system using a thermal desorption-preconcentration-GC/MS have been developed. The capacity of the new sampler was sufficient for an 8-h sampling period, and the analytical method was sensitive enough for the measurement of sub-ppb levels for a 2-h sampling period. The samplers were compared to diffusive samplers (OVM 3500) for typical environmental concentrations. There was a good correlation between the results obtained with the new samplers and the OVM samplers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-487
Number of pages4
JournalAnalytical chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 15


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  • Analytical Chemistry

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