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.

Keywords

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

Publication Date

2005

Source Publication Title

Chemosphere

Volume

60

Issue

6

Start Page

810

End Page

816

Publisher

Elsevier

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.04.025

Link to Publisher's Edition

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

ISSN (print)

0045-6535

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Chemistry Commons

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