Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry; Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences

Abstract

Soil and sediment collected in the vicinity of an open electronic waste disposal and recycling facility located in Guiyu, Guangdong, China, were analyzed for the levels of common polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) by using soxhlet extraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The PBDEs were detected in the soil and sediment samples at levels of 0.26–824 ng/g (dry weight). The obtained isomer profiles of PBDEs from the two soil samples collected from different contamination sites were found to be similar to various technical formulations of fire retardant products.

Publication Year

2005

Journal Title

Chemosphere

Volume number

60

Issue number

6

Publisher

Elsevier

First Page (page number)

810

Last Page (page number)

816

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.04.025

ISSN (print)

0045-6535

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.04.025

Keywords

PBDEs, e-Waste, GC–MS, Flame-retardants

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