STP720

    Multicomponent Methods for the Identification and Quantification of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Aqueous Environment

    Published: Jan 1980


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    Abstract

    The development of sensitive and specific analytical methodology for the determination of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) content of aqueous samples is critical to studies defining the discharge, distribution, persistence, and fate of PAHs in the aqueous environment. Multicomponent PAH analysis methods developed in this laboratory for freshwater streams and rivers and the application of these methods to samples from the aqueous environment around a coal coking plant are discussed.

    Keywords:

    polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), analytical methods, aqueous environment, coking plant, analysis, water, alternative fuels, aquatic toxicology


    Author Information:

    Griest, WH
    Research staff, Analytical Chemistry Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

    Maskarinec, MP
    Research staff, Analytical Chemistry Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

    Herbes, SE
    Research staff, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

    Southworth, GR
    Research staff, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.


    Paper ID: STP27550S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27550S


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