Determination of JP-8 Components in Soils Using Solid-Phase Microextraction–Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry

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Jet Propellant-8 (JP-8) is a military fuel associated with a large percentage of chemical exposures documented by the US Department of Defense. A fast and sensitive solid-phase microextraction–gas chromatographic–mass spectrometric method has been developed for the determination of 34 ‘marker compounds’ found in JP-8. Linear ranges were determined for each marker component and precision was measured for these components over four concentrations within each calibration range. The method was applied for the analysis of JP-8 components from soil. The use of SPME over other sample extraction techniques eliminates solvents, minimizes sample handling, and increases sensitivity.