Investigation of temporal and spatial variations in atmospheric concentrations of PCDDs and PCDFs in Istanbul

Gunes G., Sara A., Celikten H., KUZU S. L., DEMİR S., Uygur N.

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, vol.488, pp.471-476, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 488
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.10.094
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-476
  • Keywords: Polichlorinated dibenzodioxins, Polychlorinated dibenzofurans, Persistent organic pollutants, Toxic air pollutants, Air quality, DIBENZO-P-DIOXINS, AMBIENT AIR, POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZOFURANS, DEPOSITION, EMISSIONS, CONTAMINATION, ENVIRONMENT, PROFILES, FURANS, PAHS
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, temporal and spatial variations of the atmospheric concentrations of polychlorinated-p-dibenzo dioxin (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDFs) congeners were investigated in Istanbul at three different locations. The highest average concentration (3481 fg/m(3)) was observed at the sampling location which is characterized by mixed source groups during colder months. The lowest average concentration (749 fg/m(3)) was observed at sampling station which is characterized by semi-urban characteristics. Sigma PCDD/F concentration showed seasonal variation in this study. The highest average concentration was determined to be 4373 fg/m(3) in winter while the lowest average concentration was determined to be 498 fg/m(3) in summer. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.