Extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from highly contaminated soils: A comparison between Soxhlet, microwave and supercritical fluid extraction techniques

John Dean, Ian Barnabas, Ian Fowlis

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Abstract

A direct comparison between Soxhlet, microwave-assisted extraction and supercritical fluid extraction is made. Each technique was used to extract sixteen polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from a native, contaminated soil. The total amounts of PAHs found were 297.4, 422.9 and 458.0 mg kg -1 using Soxhlet, microwave-assisted extraction and supercritical fluid extraction. The merits and disadvantages of each extraction technique is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
JournalAnalytical Proceedings including Analytical Communications
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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