Determination of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and o-xylene in bottled waters by headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

HS-SPME-GC/MS를 이용한 먹는 샘물 중 벤젠, 톨루엔, 에칠벤젠, 자일렌의 정량

  • Kim, Jong-Hun (Department of Environment. health science, Jeonju University)
  • 김종훈 (전주대학교 대체의학대학 환경보건학과)
  • Received : 2010.08.24
  • Accepted : 2011.02.22
  • Published : 2011.04.25


Abstract: The amount of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and o-xylene (BTEX) in 30 kinds of bottled waters purchased from market and 9 kinds of tap waters from home were determined using headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME). The sample was stirred at 1200 RPM G for 4 min using a magnetic bar with $100\;{\mu}m$ PDMS as adsorbent for BTEX. Then it was desorbed from the fiber for 1 min at room temperature. Quantitation was achieved using standard calibration method. The limit of detection was determined as benzene 0.39 (${\pm}0.04$) ng/mL, toluene 0.08 (${\pm}0.04$) ng/mL, ethylbenzene 0.04 (${\pm}0.01$) ng/mL, and o-xylene 0.05 (${\pm}0.02$) ng/mL. Benzene and o-xylene were not detected in any samples, but toluene was detected in 11 samples, and ethylbenzene was detected just in 3 samples among 30 investigated bottled waters. The concentration range of investigated materials for toluene and o-xylene were $0.24({\pm}0.09)\sim2.95\;({\pm}0.08)\;ng/mL$, $0.08({\pm}0.06)\sim0.93({\pm}0.10)\;ng/mL$, respectively.


BTEX;bottled water;tap water;GC/MS;SPME


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