Gas chromotographic analysis of polyaromatic hydrocarbons

Tin Tran, Omar Amador-Munoz, Giorgia Purcaro, Philip Marriott

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Abstract

Contamination of the environment by polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is becoming a rising environmental concern. Since the implication of these compounds as cancer causing agents several years ago, there has been a renewed interest in them. Many regulatory bodies have continually pushed for tighter legislature on PAHs. Hundreds of research papers have focused on this subject. In these papers the angle of focus varies. Some focused on the impact on the environment in general, some focused on carcinogenesis, carcinogenicity and toxicity of these compounds. Others focused on the analytical methodologies. All these papers have contributed a lot to deeper understanding of the nature and importance of PAHs. This book is an attempt to assemble several experts in the field to bring out some up to date experiences in different aspects of PAHs hence allowing the impact on the environment to be better appreciated. This book is aimed at researchers, scientists and regulators in environmental sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Impact of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
EditorsChimezie Anyakora
Place of PublicationKerala India
PublisherResearch Signpost
Pages331 - 378
Number of pages48
ISBN (Print)978-81-308-0188-9
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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