Comparison of five integrative samplers in laboratory for the monitoring of indicator and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls in water
|Author(s)||Jacquet Romain1, Miege Cecile1, Smedes Foppe2, 3, Tixier Celine4, Tronczynski Jacek4, Togola Anne5, Berho Catherine5, Valor Ignacio6, Llorca Julio6, Barillon Bruno7, Marchand Philippe8, Coquery Marina1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Irstea, UR MALY, F-69626 Villeurbanne, France.
2 : Deltares, NL-3508 AL Utrecht, Netherlands.
3 : Masaryk Univ, RECETOX, Brno 62500, Czech Republic.
4 : IFREMER, RBE BE LBCO, F-44311 Nantes 3, France.
5 : Bur Rech Geol & Minieres, Monitoring & Anal Div, F-45060 Orleans, France.
6 : LABAQUA, Alicante 03114, Spain.
7 : Suez Environm CIRSEE, F-78230 Le Peck, France.
8 : LUNAM Univ, ONIRIS, LABERCA, F-44307 Nantes, France.
|Source||Chemosphere (0045-6535) (Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd), 2014-03 , Vol. 98 , P. 18-27|
|WOS© Times Cited||21|
|Keyword(s)||Integrative samplers, Polychlorinated biphenyls, Water monitoring, Time weighted average concentration, Modeling|
|Abstract||This study aimed at evaluating and comparing five integrative samplers for the monitoring of indicator and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in water: semi-permeable membrane device (SPMD), silicone rubber, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) strip, Chemcatcher and a continuous-flow integrative sampler (CFIS). These samplers were spiked with performance reference compounds (PRCs) and then simultaneously exposed under constant agitation and temperature in a 200 L stainless steel tank for periods ranging from one day to three months. A constant PCB concentration of about 1 ng·L−1 was achieved by immersing a large amount of silicone rubber sheets (“dosing sheets”) spiked with the target PCBs. The uptake of PCBs in the five samplers showed overall good repeatability and their accumulation was linear with time. The samplers SPMD, silicone rubber and LDPE strip were the most promising in terms of achieving low limits of quantification. Time-weighted average (TWA) concentrations of PCBs in water were estimated from uptake of PCBs using the sampling rates calculated from the release of PRCs. Except for Chemcatcher, a good agreement was found between the different samplers and TWA concentrations ranged between 0.4 and 2.8 times the nominal water concentration. Finally, the influence of calculation methods (sampler-water partition coefficients, selected PRCs, models) on final TWA concentrations was studied.|