Comparison the quantification method of PCBs in waste transformer oils

절연유 중 폴리염화비페닐류의 정량법 비교

  • Kim, Kyeo-Keun (Chongju University, Environmental Engineering Department)
  • 김교근 (청주대학교 이공대학 환경공학과)
  • Received : 20050140
  • Accepted : 2005.04.13
  • Published : 2005.06.25


Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commercially produced as complex mixtures beginning in 1929. The PCBs manufactured commercially are known by a variety of trade names including; Aroclor (USA), Phenoclor (France), Kaneclor (Japan), Sovol (USSR) and so on. PCBs are a class of 209 congeners that were widely used in a wide variety of applications, including dielectric fluid in transformers and large capacitors; heat transfer fluids; hydraulic fluids; lubricating and cutting oils; and as additives in pesticides, paints, adhesives, sealants, and plastics. The quantification methods of peak matching and coefficient comparison were compared using the Aroclor 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260 standards. Also, six transformer oils were analyzed as a main source of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) emission into the environment. The transformer oils contained the pure and mixed of Aroclor 1242, Aroclor 1254, and Aroclor 1260. The analytical results using two quantification methods showed the little difference between the measured results.


Quantification method;Transformer oil;PCBs;Korean official testing method


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