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Title

Validating a simplified determination of benzo[a]pyrene in particulate matter from prescribed forestry burning
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): J. D. White
Publication Year: 1985

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • combustion
  • laboratory fires
  • particulates
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38944
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13566
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

A high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method for determining the concentration of trace amounts of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) in particulate matter from combustion of forest fuels was validated. Particulate matter was prepared for analysis by a small-scale (1mg), simplified preparation followed by HPLC with fluorescence detection. The chromatographic system had a limit of detection of 2.67 ng/mL, a precision of 6.4 percent relative standard deviation, and a working range of 2.67 to 100 ng/mL. The complete method gave a mean recovery of 100.6 percent across its working range with an 8.3 percent relative standard deviation. With National Bureau of Standard's Standard Reference Material 1649 (urban particulate metter), a mean recovery of 93.2 percent of the certified B[a]P content of the particulate matter from forest fire smoke had not significantly changed.

Citation:
White, J. D. 1985. Validating a simplified determination of benzo[a]pyrene in particulate matter from prescribed forestry burning. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, v. 46, no. 6, p. 299-302.