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dc.contributor.authorRichmond, Sierra
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T09:39:08Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T09:39:08Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/171
dc.descriptionThis experiment encompassed analyzing water samples for Bisphenol A (BP A) from polycarbonate containers with Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME). Standards were used, ranging in concentration from Oppb-lOOppm. Analyses were completed on the gas chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer detector using the selected ion monitoring (SIM) mode. SPME was effective as a technique for screening for BPA in water samples stored in polycarbonate containers. Concentrations of standards as low as 1 ppb were detected by GCMS SIM mode. BPA in water bottle samples ranged from 0- .76ppb as determined by a calibration curve generated from standards. The calibration curves showed a consistent logarithmic response with respect to concentration when samples were analyzed in SIM mode. It was concluded that SPME provided a good method for detecting BPA. Other techniques that should be explored are use of standard addition and spiking samples.
dc.subjectBisphenol A
dc.subjectPolycarbonates
dc.subjectWater bottles
dc.titleAn Analysis of Bisphenol A Leaching from Polycarbonate Plastic by Solid Phase Microextraction
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carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentChemistry & Physics
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesChemistry; Environmental Sciences
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/chemphys_theses/22
carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey11225197
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00


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