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An integrated technique to quantify sewage, oil and PAH pollution in estuarine and coastal environments
Readman, J.W.; Preston, M.R.; Mantoura, R.F.C. (1986). An integrated technique to quantify sewage, oil and PAH pollution in estuarine and coastal environments. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 17(7): 298-308
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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Keywords
    Analytical techniques; Aromatic hydrocarbons; Coastal environment; Estuaries; Oil pollution; Pollutant identification; Pollution monitoring; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Sewage; Sewage disposal; Marine; Brackish water

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  • Readman, J.W.
  • Preston, M.R.
  • Mantoura, R.F.C.

Abstract
    An analytical protocol is described which allows parallel quantification of sewage, oil and PAH pollution on the same sample, thus maximizing the information gained for the effort expended. Capillary gas chromatography-flame ionization detection (GC-FID), now a routine technique in many laboratories, has been selected as the method for quantification. The protocol described is evaluated, and analyses of sediments from estuaries of the Rivers Mersey, Dee and Tamar, UK, are given as examples of how to interpret results achieved using the technique.

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