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Dr Ian Singleton
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Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is a significant environmental pollutant and rapid, accurate methods to quantify this compound in soil for both research and environmental investigation purposes are required. In this work, solvent extracts from five contrasting soils spiked with four different polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were rapidly analysed by using a synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy (SFS) method. The SFS method was validated using HPLC with ultraviolet detection. A good correlation for the quantification of BaP in soil extracts by the two methods was observed. The detection limit of the SFS method was 1.6 × 10-9 g/ml in CTAB micellar medium (7.8 mmol/l). The work demonstrates that SFS has potential as a sensitive, accurate, rapid, simple and economic methodology and an efficient alternative to HPLC for fast confirmation and quantification of BaP in complex soil extracts. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Hua G, Killham K, Singleton I
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Environmental Pollution
ISSN (print): 0269-7491
ISSN (electronic): 1873-6424
PubMed id: 16040173
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