Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons Analysis in Environmental Samples
Environment: Water and Waste
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry
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Fisher, M. and Schechter, I. 2006. Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons Analysis in Environmental Samples. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
This chapter reviews conventional and novel methods of analysis of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in environmental samples. Sampling and pretreatment techniques of air, soil and water are discussed, as well as various clean-up and extraction methods. Most of the relevant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) separation techniques are reviewed. The principles and performance of the common PAH detection systems are presented. An introduction to novel analytical techniques, which will probably be introduced in the near future, is also provided.