Distribution of organochlorines in the dissolved and suspended phase of the sea-surface microlayer and seawater in Hong Kong, China

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  • Oliver Wurl
  • Jeffrey Philip Obbard
  • Paul Kwan Sing Lam


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)768-777
Journal / PublicationMarine Pollution Bulletin
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006


Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were measured in the dissolved and suspended particulate phase in the sea-surface microlayer (SML) and subsurface water (SSW) collected from Hong Kong's coastal environment. The concentration ranges (pg/L) for ∑HCHs, ∑DDTs and ∑PCBs in the SSW dissolved phase (DP i.e. sum of truly dissolved and colloidal phase) were 409-940 (mean 602), 774-5583 (mean 1908) and 266-433 (mean 278), respectively. The concentration ranges (pg/L) for ∑HCHs, ∑DDTs and ∑PCBs in SSW suspended particulate matter (SPM) were

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  • Hong Kong, Organochlorines, Persistent organic pollutants, Sea-surface microlayer, Seawater

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