Dry deposition fluxes and velocities of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) associated with particles


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Tasdemir Y., ODABAŞI M., Vardar N., Sofuoglu A., Murphy T., Holsen T.

ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, vol.38, no.16, pp.2447-2456, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.02.006
  • Journal Name: ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2447-2456
  • Keywords: PCBs, dry deposition, particle deposition, deposition velocity, surrogate surface, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, DIBENZO-P-DIOXINS, LINE CONTAMINATION ASSESSMENT, AIR PARTITION-COEFFICIENTS, RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY, MICHIGAN MASS-BALANCE, ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION, LAKE-MICHIGAN, SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS, ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The interest in atmospheric deposition by the scientific community has increased a great deal over the past several years because of its significant contribution to the pollution budget of many natural waters. Dry deposition is an effective removal mechanism for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the atmosphere. This study focuses on the understanding of the particulate dry deposition of PCBs in urban areas. In this paper, 43 chromatographic PCB congener peaks which represent 50 individual or coeluting congeners were evaluated.