Solid Phase Micro Extraction Fibers, Calibration for Use in Biofilter Applications

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The main purpose of this study is to develop a SPME calibration method suitable for use in evaluation of concentrations of hydrophobic substances in environmental samples.
The analyte used in the experiments was alpha-pinene, a hydrophobic organic compound commonly found in wood, and therefore found in wood storage facilities, wood processing industries and wood based biofilters. The SPME fibres were calibrated for different concentrations of alpha-pinene at different temperatures and relative humidities. The method was used to evaluate the removal efficiency of a lab-scale biofilter.


  • Katarina Rupar-Gadd
  • Mohammad Bagher Bagherpour
  • Göran Holmstedt
  • Ulrika Welander
  • Mehri Sanati
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  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
  • Building Technologies
  • Other Civil Engineering


  • bioprocess monitoring, mass transfer, absorption, Alpha-pinene, biofilter, SPME
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
JournalBiochemical Engineering Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch