SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, vol.472, pp.13-19, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
PCB concentrations, MLR, PSCF, Gas/particle partitioning, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, AIR PARTITION-COEFFICIENT, GAS/PARTICLE CONCENTRATIONS, SOURCE APPORTIONMENT, ATMOSPHERIC PCB, ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES, ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS, SOURCE LOCATIONS, INDUSTRIAL-AREA, DRY DEPOSITION
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.