Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 177–182 | Cite as

Capillary gas chromatographic analyses of the petroleum hydrocarbons in coastal seawater

  • Huang Zi-qiang
  • Zheng Jin-shu


This study of the petroleum hydrocarbons in coastal seawater, using dichloromethane extraction with O-terphenyl and n-C20 as internal standards, and gas chromatography with silica-capillary-column showed that the recovery of petroleum hydrocarbons reaches 87.8% and that the lowest detection limit is 0.96 μg. This method is reproducible, highly accurate, and applicable for determining the petroleum hydrocarbons in coastal seawater.

Key words

petroleum hydrocarbon capillary gas chromatography dichloromethane 


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© Science Press 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Huang Zi-qiang
    • 1
  • Zheng Jin-shu
    • 1
  1. 1.Third Institute of OceanographySOAXiamen

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