Air Monitoring

  • Improve sampling and detection of carbonyls in air

Improve sampling and detection of carbonyls in air

Sep 12 2018 Read 139 Times

Achieve sensitive and reliable results with air sampling media for a wide range of applications in various configurations for solvent desorption, thermal desorption, passive and whole air sampling from Supelco®, a Merck brand. Ensure low background for carbonyl sampling with products that are produced to the highest quality standards in a carbonyl controlled manufacturing environment that is complemented by high-purity solvents and calibration standards.

The sampling of aldehydes and ketones requires an on-site derivatisation on a coated adsorbent e.g. with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH). The Supelco® product range includes the low back pressure DNPH (LpDNPH) cartridges (available in 6 different configurations and 16 products) for active sampling, which ensure longer pump operation, glass tubes (ORBO™) and DNPH coated filters as well as devices with otherwise coated adsorbents for sampling carbonyls.

The Supelco® product range is suitable for OSHA, NIOSH, ASTM, EPA and CARB methods

LpDNPH cartridgesare air sampling devices designated for sampling carbonyls (e.g. formaldehyde) in ambient, indoor and industrial atmospheres. Carbonyls are trapped on a high-purity adsorbent coated with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine where they are converted to hydrazone derivatives. The derivatives are eluted from the cartridge with acetonitrile and analysed by HPLC, in most cases. Select LpDNPH products are vacuum packaged in our low-background storage bag to ensure purity.

Method Applications are: US EPA IP-6A – Determination of formaldehyde and other aldehydes, US EPA TO-11A – Method for determination of formaldehyde in ambient air using adsorbent cartridge followed by HPLC, US EPA 100 – sampling for formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds, ASTM Method D5197 – Standard test method for determination of formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds, NIOSH 2016 – Formaldehyde, NIOSH 2532 – Glutaraldehyde, NIOSH 2539 – Aldehydes, screening, NIOSH 2541 – Formaldehyde by GC, NIOSH 3500 – Formaldehyde by VIS; Impinger method, OSHA 52 – Acrolein and/or formaldehyde, OSHA 64 – Glutaraldehyde, OSHA 81 – Crotonaldehyde and OSHA 85 – Valeraldehyde.

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64293 Darmstadt, Germany

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