Concentrations and possible sources of polychlorinated biphenyls in the surface water of the Yangtze River Delta, China.

@article{Zhang2011ConcentrationsAP,
  title={Concentrations and possible sources of polychlorinated biphenyls in the surface water of the Yangtze River Delta, China.},
  author={Lifei Zhang and Shuang-xin Shi and Liang Dong and Ting Long Zhang and Li Zhou and Yeru Huang},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          399-405
        }
}
In this study, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) pollution in the surface water of the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) was investigated. A total of 26 samples were collected from water bodies in three cities within the YRD during the dry season from October to November of 2009. The total PCBs (dissolved plus particulate) ranged from 1.23 to 16.6 ng L(-1) and were dominated by tri-, tetra-, and penta-chlorinated biphenyls. The mean PCBs in the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and the Yangtze River were 8… CONTINUE READING
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