Spatial variation of PAHs and PCBs in coastal air, seawater, and sediments in a heavily industrialized region.

@article{Odabasi2017SpatialVO,
  title={Spatial variation of PAHs and PCBs in coastal air, seawater, and sediments in a heavily industrialized region.},
  author={Mustafa Odabasi and Yetkin Dumanoğlu and Melik Kara and Hasan Altiok and Tolga Elbir and Abdurrahman Bayram},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2017},
  volume={24 15},
  pages={13749-13759}
}
Concurrent coastal seawater (n = 22), sediment (n = 22), and atmospheric samples (n = 10) were collected in the Aliaga industrial region, Turkey, to explore the spatial variation, sources, and air-seawater exchange of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Seawater Σ16PAH concentrations (particle + dissolved) ranged between 5107 and 294,624 pg L-1, while Σ41PCB concentrations were in the range of 880-50,829 pg L-1. Levels in sediments were highly variable… CONTINUE READING