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In this work, three receptor models (Principal Component Analysis-Multiple Linear Regression (PCA-MLR) model, Unmix model and Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) model) were employed to investigate potential source apportionment of PAHs in sediments from Taihu Lake, China. A total of 15 priority PAHs in 29 sediments from Taihu Lake were measured, with ∑PAHs(More)
In this study, a nonnegative constrained principal component regression chemical mass balance (NCPCRCMB) model was used to solve the near collinearity problem among source profiles for source apportionment. The NCPCRCMB model added the principle component regression route into the CMB model iteration. The model was tested with the synthetic data sets, which(More)
To investigate the vertical characteristics of ions in PM10 as well as the contributions and possible locations of their sources, eight water-soluble ions were measured at four heights simultaneously along a meteorological tower in Tianjin, China. The total ion concentrations showed a general decreasing trend with increasing height, ranging from(More)
The concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in sediments from the Fenhe reservoir and watershed were detected at 28 sites in wet and dry seasons. The ∑(123)PCBs ranged from n.d. to 126.49 ng g(-1) dw. The dominated congeners were tri-PCBs (34.29%) and tetra-PCBs (24.05%). In the Fenhe reservoir, ∑(123)PCBs presented a decreasing trend, while(More)
Source apportionment studies of TSP (atmospheric particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters < or = 100 microm) and PM10 (atmospheric particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters < or = 10microm) have revealed that soil dust is an important source of these particulates in China. In this study, the contamination of soil dust was assessed through the use(More)
Sixteen PAHs in surface sediments at 28 sites throughout Fenhe reservoir and watershed were measured. The ∑PAHs concentrations ranged from 539.0 to 6281.7 with the mean of 2214.8ng/g. The 2-3 rings PAHs, contributing 55 percent to ∑PAHs, were the dominant species. Twenty-eight sites were grouped into three segments: Fenhe principal stream, estuaries of main(More)
In this work, sixteen U.S. EPA priority PAH compounds in the dated sediment cores were detected from five lakes in western China. In most lakes, the concentrations of the total PAHs (ΣPAHs) increased from the deep layers to the surface sediments. Two source categories, i.e. vehicular emission and biomass & domestic coal combustion were identified by Unmix,(More)
This paper describes the fabrication of two different 3D mesoporous TiO2 microspheres via one-step solvothermal process without templates using different titanium sources. The resulting materials were characterized by XRD, FESEM, TEM, and nitrogen adsorption techniques. Their photodegradation of bisphenol A [2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane, BPA] in aqueous(More)
To understand the origin and chemical characteristics of precipitation in Hangzhou, rainwater samples were collected from June 2006 to May 2008. All samples were analyzed for pH, electrical conductivity, and major ions (NH⁴⁺, Ca²⁺, Mg²⁺, Na⁺, K⁺, SO₄²⁻, NO₃⁻, F⁻, and Cl⁻). Acidification of precipitation in Hangzhou was serious with volume-weighted mean pH(More)
The ambient PM(10) and background soil samples were collected and analyzed with ICP-AES in eight cities around China to investigate the levels of ten heavy metals (Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Pb). The mean concentrations of ten heavy metals in PM(10) of the eight cities of China followed the order of Zn > Pb > Mn > Cu > Ni > Cr > Co > V. The(More)