Coal Tar

SOCOTEC provides a comprehensive coal tar testing suite designed to correctly identify the presence of coal tar and distinguish between product types and their varying degrees of hazard.

Coal tar and many coal tar distillates, contain complex combinations of hydrocarbons (polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkyl PAHs, cresols, phenols, carbazoles) as well as hetrocyclic oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen compounds. 

The potential hazards posed by coal tar are due to the high levels of PAHs present, some of them (such as ben