Ambient polychlorinated biphenyl levels and their evaluation in a metropolitan city


KUZU S. L. , SARAL A. , Summak G., Coltu H., DEMİR S.

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, cilt.472, ss.13-19, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 472
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.031
  • Dergi Adı: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.13-19

Özet

In this study, summer and autumn ambient PCB concentrations were investigated in metropolitan city of Istanbul. 84 congeners were targeted from di-CBs to nona-CBs on both particle and gaseous phases. Gaseous ambient concentrations were determined to be 372 +/- 134 pg center dot m(-3), while on the particle phase this value was 49 +/- 17 pg center dot m(-3), corresponding to an average of 420 pg center dot m(-3). About one-tenth of all PCBs lay in ambient aerosols, while 90% of all comprise 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-CBs.