Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
A new technique for aqueous determination of aldehydes and ketones was field tested along with a new technique for ambient air analysis. The work was done during the summer of 1984 on Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, NY. Both techniques utilized carbonyl derivitization as their 2,4-dinitrophenyl hydrazones and subsequent analysis by reversed phase HPLC. Analysis of the blank levels for the ambient air method shows the levels found to be non-detectable. The aqueous method worked well. Formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acetone were the only species found in cloud water. They were generally present in concentrations between .5 uM and 4 uM. Little fluctuation was observed throughout the sampling period. These data were then incorporated with routine data collected on cloud water and a kinetic analysis was performed.
Bertman, Steven Bart, "Detection and Analysis of Carbonyl Compounds in Rural Cloudwater" (1985). Honors Theses. 1903.