Speciated Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Soils by GC-FID

SOP: 2700

UKAS accredited; MCERTS accredited

Acenaphthene; acenaphthylene; anthracene; benzo[a]anthracene; benzo[a]pyrene; benzo[b]fluoranthene; benzo[ghi]perylene; benzo[k]fluoranthene; chrysene; dibenz[ah]anthracene; fluoranthene; fluorene; indeno[123cd]pyrene; naphthalene; phenanthrene; pyrene

Methodology – Extraction of a dried and ground soil sample into dichloromethane followed by the determination of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons by gas chromatography using flame ionisation detection (GC-FID).

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A number of different publications and standards cite sulphate methods. BR279 (1995) has largely been superseded by analytical procedures as detailed in TRL 447 and BRE Special Digest:1 2005 3rd Edition. In addition further reference may be made to BS EN 144-1:2009 + A1:2012 for the testing of aggregates and BS 1377:2018 for soils for civil engineering purposes.

Testing to meet the requirements of UKWIR Report Ref. No. 10/WM/03/21 Guidance for the selection of water supply pipes to be used in brownfield sites.

Testing & reporting is undertaken in accordance with BS 3882:2015 Specification for topsoil and BS 8601:2013 Specification for subsoil and requirements for use

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