The project is focused on method development for chemical analysis of novel flame retardants, mainly in water. The developed methods will be applied on field samples from different water catchments, e.g. a boreal forest, downstream a city (Uppsala), and an airport (Arlanda). The analytical techniques that I am using are gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS and GC-MS/MS).
Gustavsson J, Ahrens L, Nguyen M.A, Josefsson S, Berggren Kleja D, Wiberg K (2017), Influence of natural organic matter on the extraction efficiency of flame retardants from surface waters. Journal of Chromatography A, 1524, pp. 74-86
Gustavsson J, Ahrens L, Nguyen M.A, Josefsson S, Wiberg K (2017), Development and comparison of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques for analysis of flame retardants. Journal of Chromatography A, 1481:116-126
Nguyen M. A, Wiberg K, Ribeli E, Josefsson S, Futter M, Gustavsson J, Ahrens L (2017), Spatial distribution and source tracing of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in surface water in Northern Europe. Environmental Pollution, 220, Part B, 1438-1446
Gustavsson J, Fischer S, Ahrens L, Wiberg K (2017), Replacement substances for the brominated flame retardants PBDE, HBCDD, and TBBPA, Report to Swedish EPA (NV-08295-16)
Gustavsson J, Ribeli E, Wiberg K, Nguyen M.A, Josefsson S, Ahrens L (2016), Re-analysis of organic flame retardants in Swedish rivers, Report to Swedish EPA (NV-2213-15-018)
Ahrens L, Ribeli E, Josefsson S, Gustavsson J, Nguyen M, Wiberg K (2014), Screening of perfluoroalkyl substances and organic flame retardants in Swedish rivers, Report to Swedish EPA (NV-2213-13-026)