Correlations between physicochemical properties of PAHs and their distribution in soil, moss and reindeer dung at Ny-Ålesund of the Arctic
2009 (English)In: Environmental Pollution, ISSN 0269-7491, E-ISSN 1873-6424, Vol. 157, no 11, 3132-3136 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Concentrations of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soil, moss and reindeer dung collected at Ny-Alesund of the Arctic were measured to investigate their accumulation trends and distribution in the three compartments. Compared with the other regions, the proportions of 2 + 3 ring PAHs to the total PAHs were higher, whereas the proportions of 5 + 6 ring PAHs were lower in the three compartments at Ny-Alesund. Significant log/log-linear relationship was observed between the sub-cooled liquid vapor pressure (p) and the soil/moss quotient (Q(SM)). The relation was similar to the relationship between the gas/particle partition coefficient (K(P)) and p(L)degrees of PAHs, implying Q(SM) would be a "mirror image" of K(P). Excellent log/log-linear relationships were observed between Q(SM) and K(OA) as well as between the moss/dung quotient (Q(MD)) and K(OW). The results presented here indicate the physicochemical properties are suitable for characterizing the distribution of PAHs in soil, moss and reindeer dung.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 157, no 11, 3132-3136 p.
PAHs, Soil, Moss, Dung, Arctic
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-75004DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.05.014ISI: 000270119900030OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-75004DiVA: diva2:490296
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