Title of PhD: Evaluating the Utility of Instrumental Tools for Screening for the Presence of Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs)
Supervisor: Professor Stuart Harrad
Antonella Guzzonato is undertaking doctoral research around solid sampling techniques for polymers analysis. The research aim is to test the hypothesis that screening tools such as portable XRF analysers and LA-ICP-MS provide a satisfactory surrogate metric of the BFR content of a range of goods and materials. She will also compare these results with more “traditional” techniques used for these analytes (GC-MS, LC-MS).