Albert Robbat

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The accurate measurement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), polycyclic aromatic sulfur heterocycles (PASH), and their alkylated homologues is essential at all levels of risk assessment and remedial decision-making. In the field of environmental forensics, diagnostic ratios of these compounds are used to delineate fossil fuel-based sources from one(More)
Polycyclic aromatic sulfur heterocycles (PASH) are sulfur analogues of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Alkylated PAH attract much attention as carcinogens, mutagens, and as diagnostics for environmental forensics. PASH, in contrast, are mostly ignored in the same studies due to the conspicuous absence of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)(More)
New mass spectral deconvolution algorithms have been developed for comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC × GC/qMS). This paper reports the first use of spectral deconvolution of full scan quadrupole GC × GC/MS data for the quantitative analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and polycyclic aromatic(More)
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Rapid gas chromatographic analysis of less abundant compounds in distilled spirits by direct injection with ethanol–water venting and mass spectrometric data deconvolution a b s t r a c t The principal trace secondary compounds common to fermentation-derived distilled spirits can be rapidly quantified by directly injecting 5 ␮L of spirit without sample(More)
Climate change is impacting agro-ecosystems, crops, and farmer livelihoods in communities worldwide. While it is well understood that more frequent and intense climate events in many areas are resulting in a decline in crop yields, the impact on crop quality is less acknowledged, yet it is critical for food systems that benefit both farmers and consumers(More)
Keywords: Automated sequential 2D GC–GC/MS Alkylated PAH Ion Signature deconvolution software Environmental forensics Diesel Petroleum a b s t r a c t Quantitative information of alkylated PAH is frequently used in forensic investigations to characterize petroleum releases and fate in the environment. Interference from a complex matrix often obviates target(More)
Polycyclic aromatic sulfur heterocycles (PASH) are prevalent components of fossil fuel-based pollutants, and their accurate analysis is of critical importance in risk assessment and hazardous waste site remediation. PASH, however, have a wide range of volatilities and polarities and, as such, often coelute with one another and other sample components on the(More)
Local conditions influence how pollutants will weather in subsurface environments and sediment, and many of the processes that comprise environmental weathering are dependent upon these substances' physical and chemical properties. For example, the effects of dissolution, evaporation, and organic phase partitioning can be related to the aqueous solubility(More)
The complex nature of botanicals and essential oils makes it difficult to identify all of the constituents by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) alone. In this paper, automated sequential, multidimensional gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-GC/MS) was used to obtain a matrix-specific, retention time/mass spectrometry library of 190 juniper(More)