Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 20(1), 239 (2004).

Preparation of Artificially Spiked Soil with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons for Soil Pollution Analysis
Akira SAWADA, Keiko KANAI, and Masami FUKUSHIMA 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 16-1 Onogawa, Tsukuba West, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8569, Japan
To confirm the method for preparing artificially spiked soil with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), we tested the homogeneity of PAHs in spiked soils, which were prepared by three different procedures, by using kaolin and ando soil. When the slurry of kaolin and acetone containing PAHs were evaporated by a rotary evaporator at 30 - 35°C, the most homogeneous distribution of PAHs was obtained in the spiked soil. This procedure was applied to the preparation of PAH-spiked soil for natural soil (ando soil). Such spiked soils can be useful as the standard materials for standardization of the analytical methods for PAHs in the soil and sediment samples.