Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry

Title

Levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in mountainous and park soils in Beijing, China

Language

English

Abstract

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) were analysed in 95 mountainous and park soil samples collected from 19 sites in Beijing, China. The levels of PCDD/Fs in the mountainous soils were low (0.086-0.59; mean 0.29; median 0.23 ng I-TEQ/kg). The levels in the park soils far from the city centre were a little higher (0.39-0.88, mean0.68; median 0.75 ng I-TEQ/kg). However, in the park soils near to the city centre, there were an abrupt jump in their concentration (1.7-3.2; mean 2.3, median 1.7 ng I-TEQ/kg), about ten times higher than those in the mountainous sites. Comparison of PCDD/Fs homologues and congener compositions between possible sources and samples indicated that the mountainous and park soils in Beijing had been slightly contaminated mainly by sodium pentachlorophenate, sewage sludge, atmospheric deposition and vehicle exhaust. These results have also been supported by the principal component analysis. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

Beijing, contamination source, PCDD/Fs, soils

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Volume

94

Issue

7

Start Page

691

End Page

711

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/03067319.2014.891106

ISSN (print)

03067319

ISSN (electronic)

10290397

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