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Study of passive sampler calibration (Chemcatcher®) for environmental monitoring of organotin compounds: Matrix effect, concentration levels and laboratory vs in situ calibration

Antoine Garnier 1, 2 Chrystelle Bancon-Montigny 2 Sophie Delpoux 2 Sylvie Spinelli 1 Murielle Avezac 1 Catherine Gonzalez 1
1 ERT - IMT Mines Alès - Eau, Ressources, Territoires
LGEI - Laboratoire de Génie de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques Industriels et Naturels
Abstract : Application of Chemcatcher® to monitor organotin compounds [monobutyltin (MBT), dibutyltin (DBT) and tributlytin (TBT)] in sea water has been little developed. Prior to the measurement of the time-weighted average water concentrations (TWAC), a calibration step is required to determine sampling rates (Rs) which is usually assessed in a flow-through laboratory pilot where experimental conditions are well controlled. This paper investigates the effect of the water matrix (tap water vs real sea water from the harbor of Port Camargue in France) and organotin concentrations on the uptake rates of organotin compounds. Laboratory calibrations provided sampling rates in the range of 66–225 mL.day−1 in high concentration (usually used for laboratory calibrations) and in the range of 30–56 mL.day−1 at low concentrations (environmental range). When the tank is filled with real sea water, sampling rates were found to be in the range of 38–177 mL.day−1. In order to demonstrate the efficiency of Chemcatcher® in real conditions, in situ calibration was done in the harbor of Port Camargue. This calibration has been done in order to replicate environmental conditions: compounds concentrations, hydrodynamic and water matrix effects. To compare the impact of calibration procedures on TWAC determination, Chemcatcher® was deployed in the harbor of Port Camargue and spot sampling was performed to monitor the concentrations of organotins in water throughout the exposure period. Results obtained using the field Rs determined by in situ calibration were more reliable. In this case, TWAC is in agreement with spot sampling concentration.
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Antoine Garnier, Chrystelle Bancon-Montigny, Sophie Delpoux, Sylvie Spinelli, Murielle Avezac, et al.. Study of passive sampler calibration (Chemcatcher®) for environmental monitoring of organotin compounds: Matrix effect, concentration levels and laboratory vs in situ calibration. Talanta, Elsevier, 2020, 219, pp.121316. ⟨10.1016/j.talanta.2020.121316⟩. ⟨hal-02900334⟩

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