GC/MS: A Valid Tool for Soil Gas Hydrocarbons Speciation

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Abstract

This work describes an alternative method based on GC/MS technique with SCAN-ion approach for speciation of hydrocarbons contained in soil gas matrices and sampled on solid sorbent tubes (coconut shell charcoal).

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Clerici, L. , Mongini, E. , Robles, P. , Dellavedova, P. and Gregorio, M. (2015) GC/MS: A Valid Tool for Soil Gas Hydrocarbons Speciation. International Journal of Analytical Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography, 3, 54-62. doi: 10.4236/ijamsc.2015.33007.

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