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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) 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, 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


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.