Sedimentary record of PAHs in the Liangtan River and its relation to socioeconomic development of Chongqing, Southwest China.

Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were detected in sediment cores and surface sediment samples from the Liangtan River of Chongqing, Southwest China. The total concentration of 16 PAHs ranged from 69 to 6251 ng g(-1). The spatial distribution of the PAHs reflects the intensity and scope of human activity in the catchment. A… CONTINUE READING