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Title:Yet-to-emerge contaminants in the Great Lakes region: Analytical method development and measurement of concentrations in a Great Lakes fish
Author(s):Bordson, Gary O.; Levengood, Jeffrey M.; Czesney, Sergiusz; Rinchard, Jacques
Contributor(s):Bargren, Jerry; Teusant, Christie; Ulrich, Matt
Subject(s):Fishes -- Effect of water pollution on -- Great Lakes
Water -- Pollution -- Great Lakes
Emerging contaminants -- Analysis
Persistent bioaccumulative toxins (PBTs)
Geographic Coverage:Great Lakes
Abstract:Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) substances are a continuing cause of concern because of their effects on environmental and human health. The objectives of this pilot study were (1) to develop a screening method that could be used for the extraction and analysis of a group of 10 PBT compounds selected from the priority lists of Muir and Howard (2007) and (2) to apply those methods to measure the concentrations of these analytes in lake trout collected from Lake Michigan. These compounds included 1,2,3,4,5-pentabromo-6-chlorocyclohexane (PBCCH); 1,2,5,6,9,10-hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD); 1,2,3,4,5,5-hexachloro-1,3-cyclopentadiene (HCCPD); 3,4,4'-trichlorocarbanilide (TCCBA); 3,4-dichlorobenzotrifluoride (DCBTF); 4-chloro-3,5-dinitrobenzotrifluoride (CDNBTF); triphenylphosphine (TPPine); 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol (TTBP); dodecamethylpentasiloxane (DDMPS); and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (DDMHS). Difficulty was encountered in obtaining reference materials for TTBP and DDMHS. Thus, triphenylphosphite (TPPite) was substituted for TTBP, and DDMHS was omitted from the list.Standard solvent extraction, gel permeation chromatography (GPC), and silica gel chromatography (SGC) methods were applied and modified as necessary for the clean-up preparation of fish samples. This included a serial evaluation of GPC elutants, which indicated the 150 to 350 mL fraction yielded the best results. Subsequently, an evaluation of SGC elutants revealed that the first two fractions combined yielded the best results. After solvent extraction, the quality control and fish samples were analyzed via gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) along with a set of calibration standards.
Issue Date:2018-11
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:TR Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center) ; TR-069
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/101911
Sponsor:Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Sponsored Research Program ; HWR09-214
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-11-07


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