Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 385, Issue 4, pp 766–770 | Cite as

Partial least-squares near-infrared determination of hydrocarbons removed from polluted waters by using tanned solid wastes

  • A. Gammoun
  • J. Moros
  • S. Tahiri
  • S. Garrigues
  • M. de la GuardiaEmail author
Original Paper


A new procedure has been developed for the determination of hydrocarbons retained in solid tanned wastes from polluted waters. The method uses near-infrared (NIR) transmission spectra obtained from leachates of the hydrocarbons with CCl4 using a partial least-squares (PLS) calibration model based on the use of mixtures of n-hexane, isooctane, and toluene diluted with CCl4. This methodology was applied to the evaluation of the absorption capacity of chrome shavings in water samples polluted with hydrocarbons, resulting in a maximum absorption capacity of 6.30 g hydrocarbons per g solid waste.


Hydrocarbons Isooctane Toluene n-Hexane Tannery solid wastes NIR determination PLS 



Authors acknowledge the financial support of AECI (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional), Project 128/04/R/M.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Gammoun
    • 1
  • J. Moros
    • 3
  • S. Tahiri
    • 2
  • S. Garrigues
    • 3
  • M. de la Guardia
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences - Université Hassan II Aïn ChockCasablancaMorocco
  2. 2.Faculté de Sciences d’El Jadida. Département de ChimieUniversité Chouaïb DoukkaliEl JadidaMorocco
  3. 3.Department of Analytical ChemistryUniversity of ValenciaBurjassotSpain

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