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Determination of petroleum pollutants in coastal waters of the Gulf of Gdańsk

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The paper presents an improved method of determining petroleum pollutants in water based on fluorescence, which allows the oil content to be estimated with an accuracy better than 50%. The method was used to measure the oil content in Gulf of Gdańsk seawater sampled at Gdynia-Orłowo between January 2006 and September 2008. The 174 measurements made during this period ranged from 1 to 120 žg kg-1, but the majority did not exceed 20 ug kg-1. The most probable level of contamination is c. 5 ug kg-1.
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