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Phthalate esters, alkylphenols, bisphenol A and their chlorinated derivatives are the suspected endocrine disrupters or mutagens. These compounds, commonly called endocrine disrupter chemicals (EDCs), are widely used as plastic additives, lacquers, resins, or surfactants and can be usually found in environmental samples, namely wastewaters. An accurate and(More)
A simple and sensitive method for the determination of 21 polyphenolic compounds in wastewater from olive oil production plants is proposed. The method involves a liquid-liquid microextraction (LLME) procedure with ethyl acetate followed by a silylation step. Identification and quantification have been performed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry(More)
A method for the determination of trace amounts of ciprofloxacin has been developed, based on solid-phase spectrofluorimetry. The relative fluorescence intensity of ciprofloxacin fixed on Sephadex SP C-25 gel was measured directly after packing the gel beads in a 1-mm silica cell, using a solid-phase attachment. The wavelengths of excitation and emission(More)
A method for the determination of trace amounts of ofloxacin has been developed, based on solid-phase spectrofluorimetry. The relative fluorescence intensity of ofloxacin fixed on Sephadex SP C-25 gel was measured directly after packing the gel beads in a 1-mm silica cell, using a solid-phase attachment. The wavelengths of excitation and emission were 294(More)
A spectrofluorimetric method for the determination of paracetamol is presented, based on the oxidation of the analyte to give the fluorophore 2,2'-dihydroxy-5,5'-diacetyldiaminebiphenyl. Sodium hypochlorite was used as an oxidizing reagent and the optimum pH was found to be 10.0 (sodium carbonate-boric acid buffer solution). The linear concentration range(More)
Bisphenol A (BPA) in the presence of phenol is determined using a method based on first-derivative spectrofluorimetry. The proposed method involves a micro liquid-liquid extraction of sodium chloride saturated water samples with diethyl ether followed by direct fluorimetric analysis of extracts. The excitation spectra of both compounds in diethyl ether are(More)
A method for determination of trace amounts of the fungicides pyrimethanil and kresoxim-methyl in green groceries, previous headspace solid-phase microextraction (HSSPME), was developed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and selected ion monitoring (GC-MS, SIM). Both fungicides were extracted with a fused-silica fiber coated with 85 microm(More)
The use of integral field spectroscopy is since recently allowing to measure the emission line fluxes of an increasingly large number of star-forming galaxies, both locally and at high redshift. Many studies have used these fluxes to derive the gas-phase metallicity of the galaxies by applying the so-called strong-line methods. However, the metallicity(More)
A set of computer programs has been developed to perform the generation of orthophotos, using the terrain relief information (DTM) and the corresponding digital image. The procedure used takes the terrain position of each one of the orthophoto cells or pixels, next with the corresponding DTM, and the photograph orientation parameters, is determined the(More)