Abstract—The identification of a bride range of organic
pollutants in real water samples, especially in brackish water or
wastewater is still a major issue in chemical analysis. The paper
presents a comparison of different solid phase extraction SPE
methods for the preparation of brackish water samples before
the chromatographic analysis. The SPE methods were
dedicated to the extraction of selected organic cosmetic
ingredients - butylated hydroxytoluene BHT, oxybenzone BP3,
and octyl methoxycinnamate OMC. Six types of SPE cartridges
with different bed types and weights were tested. The SPE
methods included the conditioning of the column bed with
organic solvents, loading of the pre-treated brackish water
samples, washing out the impurities, and the elution of the
analytes. The highest recovery of the tested cosmetic ingredients,
which has reached the value of 100% for BP3 and OMC, and
exceeded 99% for BHT, was noted for the cartridge with the
C18 (octadecyl) bed.
Index Terms—Brackish water, organic micropollutants, SPE, gas chromatography.
Edyta Kudlek and Ewa Felis are with Silesian University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Ewa Łobos-Moysa was with Silesian University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Edyta Kudlek, Ewa Łobos-Moysa, and Ewa Felis, "Determination of Selected Organic Cosmetic Ingredients in Brackish Water Samples," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 97-101, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).