Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

VOLATILE ORGANIC HYDROCARBONS (VOHS) AND POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) COMPONENTS LEVEL IN VERNONIA AMYDALINA, TELFERA OCCIDENDALIS AND AMARANTHUS SPINOSUS GROWN IN A GARDEN LOCATED AT AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC WORKSHOP IN CHOBA DISTRICT AREA, PORT-HARCOURT METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): OSU CHARLES I. | OKORO I.A.

Journal: Journal of Applied Phytotechnology in Environmental Sanitation
ISSN 2088-6586

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 75;
Date: 2012;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

Keywords: VOHs | PAHs | plants | toxicity | health

ABSTRACT
Three different edible plants (Vernonia amydalina, Telfera occidendalis and Amaranthus spinosus) were analyzed to investigate the concentrations of volatile organic hydrocarbons (VOHs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) components . Identification and quantitative analysis of the VOHs and PAH components were achieved by gas chromatography. The results obtained showed that the PAH components present in the samples ranged from 32.50 ± 0.10 – 54.67 ± 0.10 µg /kg, Naphthalene; 8.50 ± 0.01 – 12.70 ± 0.05 µg /kg, Fluorene; 17.60 ± 0.01 – 77.80 ± 0.20 µg /kg, Phenanthrene; 21.00 ± 0.02 – 2.15 ± 0.01 µg /kg, Anthracene; 30.10 ± 0.02 – 88.10 ± 0.01 µg /kg,Fluoranthene; 21.30 ± 0.01 – 87.60 ± 0.40 µg /kg,Pyrene; 1.37 ± 0.01 – 16.70 ± 0.10 µg /kg, Benz(a)anthracene; 0.98 ± 0.01 - 1.74 ± 0.10 µg /kg. Benzo(k)fluoranthene; 5.70 ± 0.02 – 6.50 ± 0.01 µg /kg, benzo(a) pyrene; 2.45 ± 0.02 – 4.70 ± 0.02, benzo(c)phenanthrene. analysed. Benzo(k)fluoranthene, benzo(a)pyrene and benzo(c)phenanthrene were not detected in sample B. VOHs were not detected in all the samples.
Why do you need a reservation system?      Save time & money - Smart Internet Solutions