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Volume 27, Number 8, October 1999
Supercritical-fluid chromatography
Page(s) 726 - 734
Section Original articles
Analusis 27, 726-734 (1999)
DOI: 10.1051/analusis:1999137

An evaluation of the use of laminar C18 disks employed as part of the solid phase extraction process. Simultaneous capillary gas chromatography - mass spectrometry determination of triazines, organochlorine pesticides, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons

J.-B. Fournier1, M. El' Hourch2 and J. Fournier2

1  Laboratoire Départemental d'Hydrologie et d'Hygiène, 18 boulevard Lavoisier, 49009 Angers Cedex 01, France
2  Laboratoire Universitaire de Chimie Bioorganique, 4 boulevard Lavoisier, 49016 Angers Cedex, France

(Received January 22, 1999; revised April 02, 1999; accepted April 02, 1999.)

The combination of solid phase extraction and gas chromatography - mas s spectrometry enables fast and reliable analysis of pesticides residues in drin king water. The evaluation of analysis techniques is a priority for laboratories dealing with quality control. The ordinance 89-3 of the 1/3/89 fixes the maximu m acceptable concentrations of micro-pollutants in drinking water including pest icides and chemically related substances belonging to highly diversified chemica l families. This paper described a multiresidue analysis method of triazines, or ganochlorine pesticides and polyaromatic hydrocarbons, adapted from the method E .P.A. 525.2. This multiresidue method and especially the solid phase extraction process employing laminar C18 disks, is evaluated together with relevant statist ical tests as outlined in the NF XP T 90-210 procedure.

Key words: Pesticide analysis -- water analysis -- solid phase extraction -- gas chromatography -- mass spectrometry -- quality control.

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