PAHs are by-products of petroleum processing or combustion. Many of these compounds are highly carcinogenic and organic pollutants at relatively low levels. Although they are nearly insoluble in water, their highly hazardous nature justifies the need for monitoring their presence in potable waters and wastewaters. As proof of this, the Environmental Protection Agency has included 16 PAHs on its list of priority pollutants to be monitored.
U.S. EPA 8100 method provides gas chromatographic conditions for the detection of ppb levels of certain polyaromatic 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.