Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 2, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

Field evaluation of the Analyst® passive sampler for the determination of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in indoor and outdoor ambient air

Author affiliations

Abstract

The performance of the Analyst® passive sampler for the measurement of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde was assessed in a series of field experiments. It consists of a polyethylene cylinder filled with silica gel or a Florisil® adsorbent and a stainless steel or a silver anti-turbulence net which works as an ozone scrubber. Indoor and outdoor formaldehyde and acetaldehyde concentrations were measured in different locations (offices and rooms of a public building, a car, laboratories and private homes) of Ciudad Real (Spain) and Rome (Italy). In some cases, Radiello® passive samplers were used along with Analyst®, in order to compare and validate the results. The performance of the Analyst® device was also assessed by checking some parameters such as the diffusive sampling rate of acetaldehyde and the storage stability after collection and the self-consistency for both formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. From this work, it can be concluded that the Analyst® sampler is suitable for measuring formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in indoor and outdoor air.

Graphical abstract: Field evaluation of the Analyst® passive sampler for the determination of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in indoor and outdoor ambient air

Back to tab navigation

Article information


Submitted
03 Sep 2012
Accepted
09 Nov 2012
First published
28 Nov 2012

Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 516-524
Article type
Paper

Field evaluation of the Analyst® passive sampler for the determination of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in indoor and outdoor ambient air

F. Villanueva, I. Colmenar, R. Mabilia, C. Scipioni and B. Cabañas, Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 516
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25978H

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements