Independent report

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in water: new measurement methods

The analysis of novel methods for accurately measuring levels of the pollutant, PBDEs, in water using real river samples.



A technical report investigating improved methods of accurately measuring levels of PBDEs in water which can be used to enforce the EU regulations in the Water Framework Directive (WFD, Directive 2000/60/EC).

The study measured real river water samples using semi-exact matching double isotope dilution mass spectrometry.

The work was funded under the Advisory Function of the Government Chemist.