PAHs are organic compounds that can be found in air, water, soil, and food. They are among the most studied pollutants as they have shown to be carcinogenic and mutagenic to animals and humans.
Soil contamination can be caused by industrial areas emissions, contaminated water and applications of sludge and sediments on agricultural soils. Because of their inner characteristics (very low water solubility and difficult biodegradation) PAHs are subjected to the aging phenomenon, dramatically increasing the compound presence in the soil.
U.S. EPA 8100 method provides gas chromatographic conditions for the detection of ppb levels of certain polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.
The aim of the following application is to present the fast analysis of 18 representatives of the PAHs class of compounds at concentrations that meet the EPA method requirements in less than 10 minutes. The results show Outstanding Resolution Power.


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