ISBN: 1 84057 803 3
Published Date: 12/04/2022
Passive Sampling Devices (PSDs) are devices that can be used to monitor both organic and inorganic compounds. They typically contain a receiving phase with a high affinity for the compound of interest, are usually deployed for a few weeks, retrieved and analysed for the compound of interest. The project has collated information from manufacturers, suppliers and users on available PSDs and their current use.
The conclusion was that there is a clear potential for the use of passive samplers of the integrating type for monitoring of both inorganic and organic compounds. PSDs are potentially most useful:
*for long-term trend monitoring;
*for investigative work tracing a source of pollution; and
*to be used instead of biota in environmental monitoring.