Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Coal by means of High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
Chemistry for Sustainable Development
||black coal, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, extraction, organic solvents, high performance liquid chromatography
West Siberian Test Center JSC, Ul. Ordzhonikidze 9, Novokuznetsk 654006 (Russia)
Institute of Coal Chemistry and Material Science, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pr. Sovetskiy 18, Kemerovo 650000 (Russia)
Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University, Ul. Vesennyaya 28, Kemerovo 650000 (Russia)
Analysis of the qualitative and quantitative composition of 13 representatives of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in the samples of coal from the Pikhtovskiy area of the Kedrovsko-Krokhalevskoye black coal deposit in the Kuznetsk Basin was carried out. Extraction of PAH from coal was performed using organic solvents (hexane, toluene, dichloromethane) in an ultrasonic field; quantitative determination was carried out by means of high performance liquid chromatography. It was demonstrated that the most efficient extracting agents are dichloromethane and toluene. Benzo(a)pyrene was detected in coal samples. Its content varies from 0.004 to 0.042 mg/kg; maximal concentrations were determined for phenanthrene - up to 0.535 mg/kg.