1 Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark3 Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark4 Danish Environmental Center Inc.5 Linköping University6 Department of Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Leaching of a plasticizer, N-butylbenzenesulfonamide, from ground water multilevel sampling installations in nylon has been demonstrated. The leaching resulted in concentrations of DOC and apparent AOX, both comparable with those observed in landfill contaminated ground waters. It is concluded that nylon should not be used in studies of contamination with organic compounds.
Environmental Technology, 1996, Vol 17, Issue 6, p. 613-619