Screening of soil for alcohol-extracted organic compounds by turbidity analysis

Hiroyuki Sakai, Akira Okada, Takeshi Fujita, Shin Ichiro Wada

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To quickly detect organic compounds in soil, a low-cost screening method has been developed to use a simple procedure without requiring specific reagents or equipment. This method semi-quantitatively detects organic compounds and indicates at concentration levels of 2,000 to 15,000 mg kg-1. The indication will be helpful to know where grounds are polluted with organic compounds at a site, especially when tracking organic compounds in soil during remediation work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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