Spatial and temporal distribution of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations in soils of an industrialized city in Turkey


SALİHOĞLU G., SALİHOĞLU N. K. , AKSOY E., TAŞDEMİR Y.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, vol.92, no.3, pp.724-732, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.10.019
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.724-732
  • Keywords: Homologue groups, Total organic carbon, Indicator congeners, Dioxin-like congeners, Air-soil flux, Principal-component analysis, PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, HISTORICAL EMISSION INVENTORY, DIBENZO-P-DIOXINS, ADIPOSE-TISSUE, DRY DEPOSITION, SURFACE SOILS, URBAN SOILS, BLACK-SEA, AIR
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Surface soil (0-5 cm) samples from 43 sampling sites covering the entire urban territory of Bursa, an industrialized city in Turkey, were collected in each season and analyzed for 83 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The mean concentration of total PCBs (Sigma 83 PCBs) among all sites over the four seasons was 2121.51 pg/g dry weight (dw), with a range of 207.61-5461.95 pg/g dw. Total PCB concentrations in the soil samples collected near an industrial region were the highest in all seasons.