The investigation of atmospheric deposition distribution of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in Turkey


CİNDORUK S. S. , TAŞDEMİR Y.

ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, vol.87, pp.207-217, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.01.008
  • Title of Journal : ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-217
  • Keywords: Deposition, Bulk, Wet, Dry, Deposition velocity, Washout, PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, POLYCHLORINATED-BIPHENYLS PCBS, AIR-WATER EXCHANGE, DRY DEPOSITION, SUBURBAN SITE, GREAT-LAKES, AMBIENT AIR, FLUXES, PRECIPITATION

Abstract

Atmospheric deposition is a significant pollution source leading to contamination of remote and clean sites, surface waters and soils. Since persistent organic pollutants (POPs) stay in atmosphere without any degradation, they can be transported and deposited to clean surfaces. Organochlorine pesticides are an important group of POPs which have toxic and harmful effects to living organisms and environment. Therefore, atmospheric deposition levels and characteristics are of importance to determine the pollution quantity of water and soil surfaces in terms of POPs. This study reports the distribution quantities of atmospheric deposition including bulk, dry, wet and air water exchange of particle and gas phase OCPs as a result of 1-year sampling campaign. Atmospheric deposition distribution showed that the main mechanism for OCPs deposition is wet processes with percentage of 69 of total deposition. OCP compounds' deposition varied according to atmospheric concentration and deposition mechanism. HCH compounds were dominant pesticide species for all deposition mechanisms. HCH deposition constituted the 65% of Sigma(10)OCPs. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.