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PAHs IN INDUSTRIAL SOIL

Objective



In parallel to projects 371 and 378 dealing with Organo-chlorine compounds in industrial soils, this project intends to investigate the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and in addition penta chlorophenol (PCP) in soil. This contamination is typical for wood (creosote treatment) preservation industry.
Large areas have been polluted by the wood industry. Accurate characterization of the level of contamination is necessary before any decision on the disposal, transport or the destruction of the soils can be taken. To take such decisions results of accurate determinations of PAHs and PCP are necessary. The project will validate the methods as applied, improve them where necessary and finally certify the contents of eight PAHs (e.g. pyrene, benz(a)anthracene, benzo(a) pyrene, benzo(e) pyrene, benzo(k) fluoranthene, benzo(b) fluornathene, benzo (b) naphto (2,1-d) thiophene, indeno (1,2,3 c-d) pyrene and penta-chloro-phenol).
The certification of PAHs can be done by the group already working on PAHs in sewage sludge (project 331). The certification of PCP will be done by the group working in project 371.

STATUS

The certified reference material is being prepared.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES HYDROLOGIQUES
Address
Rue Gabriel Péri 11 Bis
54500 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
France

Participants (18)

Biochemisches Institut für Umweltcarcinogene
Germany
Address
Lurup 4
22927 Grosshansdorf
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address

69390 Vernaison
Environmental Research Unit
Ireland
Address
Pottery Road
Dublin
Fondazione Clinica del Lavoro
Italy
Address
Via Alzaia 29
27100 Pavia
INSTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LA RICERCA SUL CANCRO
Italy
Address
Largo Rosanna Benzi 10
16132 Genova
Inst. Universitaire de Médecine et d'Hygiène du Travail
Switzerland
Address
19,Rue Du Bugnon
1005 Lausanne
National Inst. of Occupational Health - Umea
Sweden
Address

90713 Umea
RIVM
Netherlands
Address
9,A. Van Leeuwenhoeklaan
3720 BA Bilthoven
RW-TÜV - Anlagentechnik GmbH
Germany
Address
Langemarckstraße 20
45141 Essen
Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Road
AB11 9DB Aberdeen
Tauw Infra Consult B.V.
Netherlands
Address

7400 AL Deventer
Union Technique de l'Automobile du Motocycle et du Cycle
France
Address
Autodrome De Linas
91310 Monthlhéry
Universitat de las Islas Baleares
Spain
Address

07071 Palma De Mallorca
University of Athens
Greece
Address
104,Solonos Street
10680 Athens
Università degli Studi di Perugia
Italy
Address
Via Del Giochetto
06100 Perugia
VITO - Vlaamse Inst. voor Technologisch Onderzoek
Belgium
Address
200,Boeretang
2400 Mol
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Finland
Address
7,Biologinkuja
02150 Espoo
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - IVM
Netherlands
Address
1115,De Boelelaan
1081 HV Amsterdam