Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1697–1716, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1697-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1697–1716, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1697-2021

Research article 09 Feb 2021

Research article | 09 Feb 2021

Non-target and suspect characterisation of organic contaminants in ambient air – Part 1: Combining a novel sample clean-up method with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography

Laura Röhler et al.

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Short summary
A novel non-destructive, sulfuric-acid-free clean-up method for high-volume air samples was developed and evaluated with organic chemicals covering a wide range of polarities (logP 2–11). This method, providing quantitative results of comparable quality to traditional methods, was combined with newly developed data treatment strategies for simultaneous suspect and non-target screening. The application to air samples from southern Norway revealed 90 new potential chemicals of emerging concern.
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