Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 168, Issue 1–4, pp 115–119 | Cite as

Determination of water pollution by the oil products through UV photometry

  • Igor Winkler
  • Nataliya Agapova


Results of UV photometry of water/gasoline systems are reported. It was found that this system can be characterized with an analytical light absorption peak with maximum at 260 nm. A calibrating diagram for optical density vs. gasoline content has been built for this peak and concentration limits of the gasoline compounds’ solubility in water were found. The peak pattern and its position indicate that 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene and/or its closest homologs can be those gasoline compounds, which reveal themselves through the UV light absorption peak.


Oil products Natural water pollution UV photometry Analytical determination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chernivtsi National UniversityChernivtsiUkraine

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