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Title: Applicability of Tedlar{trademark} bags to aqueous sampling for ambient toxicity testing: Adsorption of trace metals

Abstract

Many materials commonly used to collect and store samples for ambient toxicity testing will readily sorb and/or leach contaminants. Previous work indicates that Tedlar (polyvinylfluoride) sampling bags are largely inert toward organics. The authors report here that this material is similarly inert to Co{sup 2+}, Cu{sup 2+}, Zn{sup 2+}, Sb{sup 3+}, Pb{sup 2+} in neutral solution. They found no trace metal adsorption at low pH and only slight adsorption (mean loss = 2.1 ppb) at neutral pH from 100-ppb solutions held in Tedlar bags for 24 h.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
McGill Univ., Montreal, Quebec (CA)
OSTI Identifier:
20006623
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20006623
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 0730-7268
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; WATER POLLUTION; SAMPLING; COBALT; COPPER; ZINC; ANTIMONY; LEAD; CADMIUM; SAMPLE PREPARATION; BIOASSAY

Citation Formats

DeBruyn, A.M.H., and Rasmussen, J.B. Applicability of Tedlar{trademark} bags to aqueous sampling for ambient toxicity testing: Adsorption of trace metals. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1897/1551-5028(1999)018<1932:AOTBTA>2.3.CO;2.
DeBruyn, A.M.H., & Rasmussen, J.B. Applicability of Tedlar{trademark} bags to aqueous sampling for ambient toxicity testing: Adsorption of trace metals. United States. doi:10.1897/1551-5028(1999)018<1932:AOTBTA>2.3.CO;2.
DeBruyn, A.M.H., and Rasmussen, J.B. Wed . "Applicability of Tedlar{trademark} bags to aqueous sampling for ambient toxicity testing: Adsorption of trace metals". United States. doi:10.1897/1551-5028(1999)018<1932:AOTBTA>2.3.CO;2.
@article{osti_20006623,
title = {Applicability of Tedlar{trademark} bags to aqueous sampling for ambient toxicity testing: Adsorption of trace metals},
author = {DeBruyn, A.M.H. and Rasmussen, J.B.},
abstractNote = {Many materials commonly used to collect and store samples for ambient toxicity testing will readily sorb and/or leach contaminants. Previous work indicates that Tedlar (polyvinylfluoride) sampling bags are largely inert toward organics. The authors report here that this material is similarly inert to Co{sup 2+}, Cu{sup 2+}, Zn{sup 2+}, Sb{sup 3+}, Pb{sup 2+} in neutral solution. They found no trace metal adsorption at low pH and only slight adsorption (mean loss = 2.1 ppb) at neutral pH from 100-ppb solutions held in Tedlar bags for 24 h.},
doi = {10.1897/1551-5028(1999)018<1932:AOTBTA>2.3.CO;2},
journal = {Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry},
issn = {0730-7268},
number = 9,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}