Chapter 11. Air Sampling

  1. John R. Dean B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.I.C., D.Sc., FRSC, C.Chem., C.Sci., Cert. Ed., Registered Analytical Chemist postdoctoral research fellow Senior Lecturer Reader Principal Lecturer Associate Dean personal chair Director Professor recipient active member Past Chairman former Vice-President

Published Online: 29 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682494.ch11

Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences

Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences

How to Cite

Dean, J. R. (2009) Air Sampling, in Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682494.ch11

Author Information

  1. The Graduate School and School of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. Analytical Techniques in the Sciences

Book Series Editors:

  1. David J. Ando

Series Editor Information

  1. Dartford, Kent, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772850

Online ISBN: 9780470682494



  • air sampling;
  • approaches for recovering organic compounds from air samples;
  • air sampling and limitations and benefits;
  • active and passive sampling distinction;
  • air sampling applications;
  • trace analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs);
  • techniques used for air sampling;
  • ‘Tenax’, most commonly used adsorbents;
  • VOCs - released for GC analysis;
  • passive sampling using ‘tube-type’ sampler and ‘badge-type’ sampler


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Techniques Used for Air Sampling

  • References