n-alkane distribution as a tool in the identification of organic type pollution in river sediments
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An attempt was made to apply n-alkane distribution parameters in the identification of various organic matter pollution. Comparing the results of GC-analyses of n-alkanes in sewage-polluted river sediments with unpolluted sediments, it was shown that n-alkane distribution and abundance parameters offer a sound basis not only for the identification of oil-derived, but also for non-oil derived organic matter pollution in recent sediments.
Keywords:recent sediments / n-alkanes / GC-analysis / non-oil-type organic pollution
Source:Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 1998, 7, 5-6, 320-326
- Inst Lebensmitteltechnologie Analytische Chemie, Freising-Weihenstephan