An overview of the analytical methods to determine the main antifouling paint biocides in marine samples

This paper offers a general overview of the analytical techniques and instruments employed in trace analysis of common booster biocides from antifouling (AF) paints, in seawater and sediment samples. Due to low concentrations and matrix effects, a suitable sample preparation step is usually performed prior to analysis. To identify and quantify AF compounds, gas or liquid chromatography is typically used, with either a selective detector that exploits analyte properties, or a mass spectrometer that allows the analysis of a broader range of compounds


DOI: 10.12910/EAI2014-46

Giuliana Ansanelli, Giuseppe Di Landa

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Giuliana Ansanelli, Giuseppe Di Landa - ENEA, Technical Unit for Technologies Development - Portici Research Centre
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