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Publikācija: Comparative Studies of Oil Product Regulation in Polluted Soil for Several Industrialized Countries

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Comparative Studies of Oil Product Regulation in Polluted Soil for Several Industrialized Countries
Field of research 1. Natural sciences
Sub-field of research 1.5 Earth science, physical geography and related Environmental sciences
Research platform None
Authors Federica Paccassoni
Daina Kalniņa
Luigi Piga
Keywords petroleum contamination, polluted soil, regulatory limits
Abstract Oil contaminated sites are the consequence of a long period of industrialization. Oil is a complex mixture including aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, which are known to have negative effects on human health and the environment. Dividing oil products in groups (fractions) of petroleum hydrocarbons that act alike in soil and water, one can better know what happens to them. Being able to understand the behaviour of oil products in soil, it will allow to implement prevention and remediation actions. Interventions on contaminated sites are bound to comply with regulatory limits that each country has set in their own environmental legislation. The different concentration thresholds of oil products in soil for several EU countries and Canada has led to compare: limit values, analytical method, soil characteristics and/or land use. This will allow to evaluate what could be the best regulation approach, assessing if it is better to consider soil matrix in the site or the specific land use or both of them. It will also assess what is the best analytical methodology to be adopted to achieve the pollutant concentrations in the soil in order to have comparable results among different countries, such as: Baltic countries (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania), Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Western countries (Italy and The Netherlands) and Canada, like gas chromatography in the range from C10 -- C50. The study presents an overview of environmental regulatory system of several EU countries and Canada and the correlation between different parameters about oil products indicated in each environmental legislation.
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/251/1/012066
Hyperlink: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/251/1/012066/meta 
Reference Paccassoni, F., Kalniņa, D., Piga, L. Comparative Studies of Oil Product Regulation in Polluted Soil for Several Industrialized Countries. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Latvia, Riga, 27-29 September, 2017. UK: IOP Publishing, 2017, pp.1-9. ISSN 1757-8981. e-ISSN 1757-899X. Available from: doi:10.1088/1757-899X/251/1/012066
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