Haley, Elizabeth Ann (1997) The application of the thermal energy analyser to the analysis of nitrosamines and organic nitrates. Masters thesis, Durham University.
The thermal energy analyser (TEA) has been used as a detector to analyse five different types of samples of nitrosamines and organic nitrates. Results are presented for the analysis of nitrosodimethylamine in aqueous samples using capillary gas chromatography, with a detection limit of less than 20 ppb. Total nitrosamine content of personal hygiene products was determined using chemical denitrosation coupled to the TEA, with a similar lower limit. Nitroglycerin and pentaerythritoltetranitrate were analysed qualitatively in explosives residues. Attempts were made to quantify nitrosodiethanolamine in a dye, and nitroglycerin in blood, and the initial findings are presented.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Award:||Master of Science|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2012 11:44|