The legacy of organochlorinated pesticides (OCPs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Chinese coastal seawater monitored by semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs)

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Author(s)

  • Dongmei Zhao
  • Peng Zhang
  • Linke Ge
  • Gene J. Zheng
  • Xinhong Wang
  • And 2 others
  • Wenhua Liu
  • Ziwei Yao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-230
Journal / PublicationMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume137
Online published15 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Abstract

Semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs) were applied to sample some Organochlorinated Pesticides (OCPs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) from the seawater of 14 Chinese coastal areas. The total concentrations of OCPs (∑16OCPs), PAHs (∑15PAHs) and PCBs (∑35PCBs) were in the ranges of 489.2–2174, 589.4–53,160, and 133.2–3658 ng/g lipid, respectively. The ∑15PAHs varied significantly with the sampling locations, which were far higher in north Chinese coastal areas than in south areas, whereas ∑16OCPs and ∑35PCBs only slightly fluctuated along the entire coast line. Comparing SPMD to grab sampler, it was found that the distribution patterns of the PCBs and OCPs in seawater were generally similar. However, the compositional profiles of the PAHs, PCBs, DDTs and HCHs in SPMDs were slightly different to grab samplers and organisms. The SPMDs accumulated less lipotropic compounds, which are inclined to dissolve in water rather than in organisms.

Research Area(s)

  • Chinese coastal areas, Organochlorinated pesticides, Polychlorinated biphenyls, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Semi-permeable membrane device

Citation Format(s)

The legacy of organochlorinated pesticides (OCPs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Chinese coastal seawater monitored by semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs). / Zhao, Dongmei; Zhang, Peng; Ge, Linke et al.
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 137, 12.2018, p. 222-230.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review