Evaluation of detection performance of turbidity analysis for alcohol-extracted hydrocarbons by comparison with other analytical methods for petroleum in soil samples

Takeshi Fujita, Hiroyuki Sakai, Akira Okada, Osamu Takasfflna, Ryoko Takeda, Shin Ichiro Wada

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Abstract

To verify the validity of the simple detection method aimed at in this study and confirm the ability of the turbidity analysis as a screening method for alcohol-extracted organic compounds, the performance was compared with the methods commonly used in laboratories or gravimetry and gas chromatographyflame ionization detection technique (GC-FID). As a result, the turbidity analysis worked to simply detect petroleum at concentration levels of 500 to 10,000 mg kg -1 and was comparable to other methods over a variety of soil properties and petroleum hydrocarbon compounds. The turbidity analysis is helpful for screening soils polluted with organic compounds extractable with alcohol, without any special reagents or apparatus at a site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-297
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume56
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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