Analytical methods for the determination of emerging organic contaminants in the atmosphere


Concerns over the occurrence and transport of emerging organic contaminants from local source to remote regions have resulted in wide developments in sampling strategy and analytical methodology for determination of trace concentrations of emerging organic contaminants in the atmosphere. This article discusses developments in the analysis of emerging organic contaminants in ambient air which including polyfluorinated alkyl substances, brominated-flame retardants, synthesis musk fragrances, endocrine disrupting compounds (alkyphenols and bisphenol A), and siloxanes. References were mainly summarized from the past 5 years (2002-up to present) on new developments of sampling methods, extraction, separation/fractionation and/or applications of new technologies for sampling and analysis.
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