PAHs in wastewater during dry and wet weather

Kenya L. Goodson, Robert Pitt, Shirley Clark

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ringed hydrocarbons that are created during the incomplete combustion of petroleum fuels. They also naturally occur as major components of petroleum. They are chemicals of concern because of their mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. PAHs are ubiquitous in the modern environment because of widespread petroleum use. Sixteen PAHs are listed as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) priority pollutants, as shown in Table 8.1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWastewater Treatment
Subtitle of host publicationOccurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781482243185
ISBN (Print)9781138893900
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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