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Sensors 2009, 9(12), 9582-9602; doi:10.3390/s91209582

Interrelationship of Pyrogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Contamination in Different Environmental Media

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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (BK-21), Seoul National University, Kwanakgu Kwanakro 599, Seoul 151-742, South Korea
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Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning Institute, Seoul National University, Kwanakgu Kwanakro 599, Seoul 151-742, South Korea
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Oil & POPs Research Group, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, 391 Jangmok-ri, Jangmok-myon, Geoje-shi 656-834, South Korea
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Environmental Policy Division, Korea Environment Institute, Eunpyung ku, Bulkwang dong 613-2, Seoul 122-706, South Korea
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Received: 30 October 2009 / Revised: 16 November 2009 / Accepted: 17 November 2009 / Published: 30 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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Abstract

Interrelationships between pyrogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were assessed in air, soil, water, sediment, and tree leaves by using multi-media monitoring data. Concurrent concentration measurements were taken bimonthly for a year for the multi-media at urban and suburban sites. PAH level correlations between air and other media were observed at the urban site but were less clear at the suburban site. Considering a closer PAHs distribution/fate characteristics to soil than suspended solids, contamination in sediment seemed to be governed primarily by that in soil. The partitioning of PAHs in waters could be better accounted for by sorption onto black carbon and dissolved organic carbon. View Full-Text
Keywords: PAHs; fugacity ratio; multi-media fate; partitioning equilibrium; black carbon PAHs; fugacity ratio; multi-media fate; partitioning equilibrium; black carbon
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Kim, S.-K.; Lee, D.S.; Shim, W.J.; Yim, U.H.; Shin, Y.-S. Interrelationship of Pyrogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Contamination in Different Environmental Media. Sensors 2009, 9, 9582-9602.

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