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Influence of a municipal solid waste incinerator on ambient air and soil PCDD/Fs levels.
Chemosphere. 2006 Jul; 64(4):579-87.C

Abstract

To examine the influence of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) emissions from a municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) on the environment, we measured the levels of PCDD/Fs in ambient air and soil samples collected near a MSWI in Bucheon, Korea. The PCDD/Fs concentrations in the ambient air samples ranged from 0.22 to 1.16 pg I-TEQm(-3) (13.39-75.16 pg m(-3)), with an average of 0.66 pg I-TEQ m(-3) (35.62 pg m(-3)). The soil samples contained between 1.25 and 74.98 pg I-TEQ g(-1) (38.15-3,303.33 pg g(-1)), with an average of 19.06 pg I-TEQ g(-1) (1,077.11 pg g(-1)). These levels were higher than those previously reported by other investigators in a number of surveys. The furan homologues predominated in the air samples and some soil samples, and the soil PCDD/Fs levels decreased with increasing distance from the MSWI. Comparison of the homologue patterns and a multivariate statistical analysis showed that PCDD/Fs emission from the MSWI directly affected the pattern of PCDD/Fs in air, while the PCDD/Fs patterns in soil differed according to the location relative to the MSWI, roads, and construction sites. These results collectively indicate that the MSWI was the major PCDD/Fs emission source in this area, but that unidentified combustion sources and vehicles might influence the environment to some extent.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Environmental Engineering, Pusan National University, Geumjeong-gu, Pusan 609-735, Republic of Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16410018

Citation

Oh, Jeong-Eun, et al. "Influence of a Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator On Ambient Air and Soil PCDD/Fs Levels." Chemosphere, vol. 64, no. 4, 2006, pp. 579-87.
Oh JE, Choi SD, Lee SJ, et al. Influence of a municipal solid waste incinerator on ambient air and soil PCDD/Fs levels. Chemosphere. 2006;64(4):579-87.
Oh, J. E., Choi, S. D., Lee, S. J., & Chang, Y. S. (2006). Influence of a municipal solid waste incinerator on ambient air and soil PCDD/Fs levels. Chemosphere, 64(4), 579-87.
Oh JE, et al. Influence of a Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator On Ambient Air and Soil PCDD/Fs Levels. Chemosphere. 2006;64(4):579-87. PubMed PMID: 16410018.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influence of a municipal solid waste incinerator on ambient air and soil PCDD/Fs levels. AU - Oh,Jeong-Eun, AU - Choi,Sung-Deuk, AU - Lee,Se-Jin, AU - Chang,Yoon-Seok, Y1 - 2006/01/10/ PY - 2005/03/25/received PY - 2005/08/19/revised PY - 2005/11/03/accepted PY - 2006/1/18/pubmed PY - 2006/8/25/medline PY - 2006/1/18/entrez SP - 579 EP - 87 JF - Chemosphere JO - Chemosphere VL - 64 IS - 4 N2 - To examine the influence of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) emissions from a municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) on the environment, we measured the levels of PCDD/Fs in ambient air and soil samples collected near a MSWI in Bucheon, Korea. The PCDD/Fs concentrations in the ambient air samples ranged from 0.22 to 1.16 pg I-TEQm(-3) (13.39-75.16 pg m(-3)), with an average of 0.66 pg I-TEQ m(-3) (35.62 pg m(-3)). The soil samples contained between 1.25 and 74.98 pg I-TEQ g(-1) (38.15-3,303.33 pg g(-1)), with an average of 19.06 pg I-TEQ g(-1) (1,077.11 pg g(-1)). These levels were higher than those previously reported by other investigators in a number of surveys. The furan homologues predominated in the air samples and some soil samples, and the soil PCDD/Fs levels decreased with increasing distance from the MSWI. Comparison of the homologue patterns and a multivariate statistical analysis showed that PCDD/Fs emission from the MSWI directly affected the pattern of PCDD/Fs in air, while the PCDD/Fs patterns in soil differed according to the location relative to the MSWI, roads, and construction sites. These results collectively indicate that the MSWI was the major PCDD/Fs emission source in this area, but that unidentified combustion sources and vehicles might influence the environment to some extent. SN - 0045-6535 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16410018/Influence_of_a_municipal_solid_waste_incinerator_on_ambient_air_and_soil_PCDD/Fs_levels_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0045-6535(05)01357-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -