Leaching of styrene and other aromatic compounds in drinking water from PS bottles.

@article{Ahmad2007LeachingOS,
  title={Leaching of styrene and other aromatic compounds in drinking water from PS bottles.},
  author={M. Ahmad and A. S. Bajahlan},
  journal={Journal of environmental sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          421-6
        }
}
  • M. Ahmad, A. S. Bajahlan
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Journal of environmental sciences
  • Bottled water may not be safer, or healthier, than tap water. The present studies have proved that styrene and some other aromatic compounds leach continuously from polystyrene (PS) bottles used locally for packaging. Water sapmles in contact with PS were extracted by a preconcentration technique called as "purge and trap" and analysed by gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC/MS). Eleven aromatic compounds were identified in these studies. Maximum concentration of styrene in PS bottles was 29… CONTINUE READING
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