Industrial pollutants in ground waters from Northern Milan

Elena Fattore, Laura Müller, Enrico Davoli, Donata Castelli, Emilio Benfenati

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Ground water samples from an industrialised area near Milan were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to identify the main pollutants and to quantify two classes of chemicals: polychloro-1,3-butadienes (PCBD) and some aromatic amines. The water contained several halogenated aromatic and aliphatic compounds and heavy contamination due to PCBD, probably arising from contaminated land where a disused chemical plant is located. All the samples contained low levels of aromatic amines indicating a diffuse contamination probably arising from different sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2007-2017
Number of pages11
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry


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