Analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals in soil from a municipal refuse dump

Lin, Y.C.; Chong, H.L.; Mak, C.K.; Quek, W.L.; Sim, K.Y.; Li, S.F.Y.; Hor, T.S.A.; Lee, H.K.

International Journal of Environmental Studies 47(2): 143-150


ISSN/ISBN: 0020-7233
DOI: 10.1080/00207239508710952
Accession: 002563655

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The presence of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and several heavy metals were determined in soils sampled from a municipal refuse dump in Singapore. The soils had higher than normal concn of Pb and Cd.Yhe main source of PAHs was from motor vehicle emissions.