Analysis of 4-nonylphenols, phthalates, and polychlorinated biphenyls in soils and biosolids.

@article{Gibson2005AnalysisO4,
  title={Analysis of 4-nonylphenols, phthalates, and polychlorinated biphenyls in soils and biosolids.},
  author={Richard Gibson and Min-jian Wang and Emma Padgett and Angus James Beck},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={1336-44}
}
When sewage sludge is added to agricultural land, organic chemicals contaminants are also added. The fate of these chemicals, particularly those shown to have oestrogenic potential, has received much research and regulatory interest in recent years. A method was developed for the analysis of 4-nonylphenols, phthalates, and PCB congeners in soils, mesophilic anaerobially digested dewatered (MADD) sewage sludge, and MADD sludge-amended soil. After Soxhlet-extraction, the 4-nonylphenols and… CONTINUE READING