Chia-Swee Hong

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Farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from Maine and eastern Canada, wild Alaskan Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and organically farmed Norwegian salmon samples were analyzed for the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin-like PCBs, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzo-p-furans (PCDFs), and chlorinated pesticides. PCDD(More)
Recently, we reported on the analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and chlorinated pesticides in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from Maine, eastern Canada, and Norway, and wild Alaskan Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). In this paper, we extend the analysis to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in these samples. Total PBDE(More)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were analyzed in blubber of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina concolor) collected between 1991 and 2005 along the northwest Atlantic. summation operatorPBDE concentrations (mono- to hexa-BDEs) detected in blubber samples (n=42) ranged from 80 to 25720 ng g(-1)lw, (overall mean 2403+/-5406 ng g(-1)lw). By age, mean summation(More)
The temperature-dependent aqueous solubilities of 12 non-ortho and mono-ortho coplanar PCBs (IUPAC Nos. 77, 81, 105, 114, 118, 123, 126, 156, 157, 167, 169, and 189) were determined at 5 degrees C, 15 degrees C, 25 degrees C, and 35 degrees C. A generator-column/extractor-column technique was used, followed by off-line GC/ECD analysis. The relative standard(More)
A method for the determination of 146 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), including four non-ortho- and eight mono-ortho-substituted congeners, and 26 chlorinated pesticides is described. The method consists of ultrasonic extraction, Florisil cleanup, HPLC fractionation over porous graphitic carbon (PGC), and final determination with GC/ECD, GC/MS, or both.(More)
A noninteger retention index was defined based on a series of PCB internal standards, namely congeners 8 (2,4'-dichlorobiphenyl), 31 (2,4',5-trichlorobiphenyl), 44 (2,2',3,5'-tetrachlorobiphenyl), 101 (2,2',4,5,5'-pentachlorobiphenyl), 138 (2,2',3,4,4',5'-hexachlorobiphenyl), 180 (2,2',3,4,4',5,5'-heptachlorobiphenyl), and 194(More)
A headspace solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method has been reevaluated for the determination of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in water. Factors affecting method performance were examined. The internal standard, deuterated MTBE, is necessary because it allows normalization of the calibration since the(More)
A modified gas-purging technique was used for the determination of Henry's law constants (HLCs) for four non-ortho- and eight mono-ortho-substituted polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The method involves measurement of a compound's concentration in only the water phase while that compound is being stripped isothermally from the solution at a known gas flow(More)
Wild ducks of three species, common mergansers (Mergus merganser americanus), gadwalls (Anas streptera), and mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), were collected near industrial sites in the Massena, NY area of the St. Lawrence River (SLR) in 1988/89 and 1994. Additional samples were collected in 1994 near a former polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) capacitor plant at(More)
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