Study of the effectiveness of the new method for the rapid PAHs analysis in soil
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The aim of this research was to compare the effectiveness of highly-selective chromatographic PAHs determi-nation method with the new, simpler, non-selective spectrophotometric method, designed for the rapid monitoring of PAHs contamination level in soil. The conducted experiment includes the 2 series of PAHs con-tent determinations, in 4 types of soils, with use of HPLC and spectrophotometric techniques. The obtained results, showed that the developed, PAHs content in soil determination method, can be used for quick and non-specific environmental monitoring of soil. However the effectiveness of this method is dependent on the content of organic matter in the analyzed soil samples.