Recent advances in the analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental and biological media.


Journal Article (Review)

Analytical advances in the detection, identification and quantification of polychlorinated biphenyl isomers (PCBs) are reviewed. High-resolution gas chromatography, with specific reference to capillary column development and support "phases", methodologies, detector systems and the comparative advantages and limitations of each combination, is covered. Problems associated with instrument calibration, general non-availability of primary PCB standards and the use of secondary standards are discussed. Typical applications of these newer methods to environmental, biological and process stream samples are presented.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pellizzari, ED; Moseley, MA; Cooper, SD

Published Date

  • November 15, 1985

Published In

  • J Chromatogr

Volume / Issue

  • 334 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 314

PubMed ID

  • 3935653

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3935653

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0021-9673(00)80273-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands