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Trapping efficiency of selected adsorbents for various airborne pesticides.

Journal of environmental science and health. Part. B, Pesticides, food contaminants, and agricultural wastes (1991-08-01)
R B Leidy, C G Wright
ABSTRACT

A study was conducted to compare the efficiency of five adsorbents used by government and private laboratories to collect airborne pesticides. Six pesticides, acephate, chlordane, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, heptachlor, and propoxur, were vaporized in a closed system and collected on each of the adsorbents, Chromosorb 102, ORBO 42, ORBO 44 (chlordane and heptachlor only), polyurethane foam (PUF) or Tenax GC, by drawing 250 L of air through the adsorbent. There were no differences in collection efficiency of the five pesticides on Chromosorb 102, ORBO's 42/44, and PUF. The efficiency with Tenax was somewhat less with several of the pesticides.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Supelco
ORBO 609 Amberlite XAD®-2 (20/50) 400/200 mg, W,W,W separators, O.D. × L 8 mm × 110 mm, pkg of 50 ea
Supelco
ORBO 402 Tenax® TA specially treated (35/60), 100/50 mg, W,W,W separators, O.D. × L 8 mm × 100 mm, pkg of 50 ea
Supelco
ORBO 502 Activated Silica Gel (20/45) 100/50 mg, W,W,F separators, O.D. × L 6 mm × 75 mm, pkg of 50 ea
Supelco
ORBO 53 Activated Silica Gel (20/40) specially cleaned, 400/200 mg with Glass Fiber Filters, GFF,F,F separators, O.D. × L 7 mm × 100 mm, pkg of 50 ea
Supelco
ORBO 554 H2SO4 on Silica Gel (20/40) 150/75 mg, W,W,W separators, O.D. × L 6 mm × 75 mm, pkg of 50 ea
Supelco
ORBO 80 Coated Filter, with cassettes unassembled
Supelco
ORBO 49P (OVS) Supelpak-20 specially treated Amberlite XAD®-2 (20/40), 270/140 mg, RC,GFF,F,F (specially cleaned) separators, O.D. × L 13-8 mm × 75 mm , OSHA Versatile Sampler (OVS) Tube, pkg of 10 ea
Supelco
ORBO 23 2-HMP on Amberlite XAD®-2 (20/40), 120/60 mg, W,W,W separators, O.D. × L 6 mm × 85 mm, pkg of 25 ea
Supelco
Poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene), microspheres, 6.0-10.0 μm avg. part. size
Supelco
ORBO 90 Carboxen® 564 (20/45), 160/80 mg, W,F,F separators, O.D. × L 6 mm × 75 mm, pkg of 25 ea, for analyte group MEK (methylethyl ketone)
Supelco
ORBO 65P (OVS) Amberlite XAD®-4 specially cleaned, 160/80 mg, RC,GFF,F,F (specially cleaned) separators, O.D. × L 13-8 mm × 75 mm , OSHA Versatile Sampler (OVS), pkg of 10 ea
Supelco
ORBO 80 Isocyanate Filter, with cassettes: no, filter O.D. 37 mm, pkg of 25 ea
Supelco
ORBO 92 Carboxen® 564 (20/45), 160/80 mg, W,F,F separators, O.D. × L 6 mm × 75 mm, pkg of 25 ea, for analyte group Vinyl acetate
Supelco
ORBO 43 Supelpak-20 specially treated Amberlite XAD®-2 (20/40), 100/50 mg, W,W,W (specially treated) separators, O.D. × L 8 mm × 100 mm, pkg of 50 ea
Supelco
ORBO 24 2-HMP on Amberlite XAD®-2 (20/40), 150/75 mg, W,W,W separators, O.D. × L 6 mm × 105 mm, pkg of 25 ea
Supelco
ORBO 52 Small Activated Silica Gel (20/40) 150/75 mg, pk 50, W,W,F separators, O.D. × L 6 mm × 75 mm, pkg of 50 ea