Application Note: Analysis of Halogenated Environmental Pollutants Using Electron Capture Detection
12 August 2014

This technical guide discusses analytical methods for monitoring halogenated pollutants in a wide variety of matrices including water, solids (soils and plant materials) and biota (fish and animal tissue). Classes of compounds such as chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated herbicides, disinfection byproducts, and fumigants are among the pollutants addressed here. Gas chromatography combined with electron capture detection (ECD) is a common technique used for analyzing these compounds. Using Restek’s Rtx®-CL Pesticides column set, coupled with the methods presented in this guide, will make the analysis of environmental samples easier.