Application Note: Characterizing Interaction of Nanoparticles with Organic Pollutants Using Coupling Thermal Analysis with Spectroscopic Techniques
5 March 2013

There are a wide range of organic and inorganic pollutants that become associated with the partitioning of hazardous organic compounds (HOC) to nanoparticles. Dynamics of nanoparticle-water partitioning can significantly influence the speciation, and hence, understanding the fate, transport and toxicological impact of POPs such as PAHs, PCBs is critical. In this Application Note it is shown that TGA-GC-MS is a useful technique to study nanoparticle influence on adsorption and partitioning PAHs.