Tributyltin (TBT) from marine antifouling paints poses an environmental hazard in natural waters. Previous studies have shown that adsorption of the compound onto sampling and analytical equipment is a problem when monitoring TBT levels. It was found in this study that adsorption is a function of the salinity of the solution. It was also found that toluene removes adsorbed TBT, and that recovery does not appear to depend on salinity, provided that sufficient time is spent shaking.
- tributyltin adsorption