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.
The certified reference material is being prepared.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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