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National monitoring of PCDD/DFs in environmental media around incinerators in Korea.
Environ Int. 2008 Feb; 34(2):202-9.EI

Abstract

To examine the levels of PCDD/DFs pollution in environmental samples in the vicinity of various incinerators, the levels of PCDD/DFs in air and soil samples collected near 17 incinerators and stack emission gases were investigated between 2003 and 2006. A total of 434 soil, 28 stack emission gas, and 38 air samples were analyzed for their PCDD/DFs concentrations. The PCDD/DFs concentrations in the flue gas samples ranged from 0.02 to 16.41 ng I-TEQ/Sm(3), with an arithmetical mean value of 3.13 ng I-TEQ/Sm(3). The PCDD/DFs concentrations in the air samples ranged from 0.032 to 0.965 pg I-TEQ/Sm(3). The soil samples contained between N.D. and 153.23 pg I-TEQ/g-dry, with an average of 7.36 pg I-TEQ/g-dry. These levels were generally consistent with or lower than many previous studies. The average PCDD/DFs levels in the soil samples decrease with increasing distance from the incinerator. From the PCDD/DFs level gradient from each plant, a distance of 500 m is suggested as being under the influence of an incinerator.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Environmental Engineering, Cheongju University, 36 Naeduck-dong Sangdang-gu Cheongju, Chungbuk, 360-764, Republic of Korea.No affiliation info availableNo 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

17850870

Citation

Kim, Kyoung-Soo, et al. "National Monitoring of PCDD/DFs in Environmental Media Around Incinerators in Korea." Environment International, vol. 34, no. 2, 2008, pp. 202-9.
Kim KS, Shin SK, Kim KS, et al. National monitoring of PCDD/DFs in environmental media around incinerators in Korea. Environ Int. 2008;34(2):202-9.
Kim, K. S., Shin, S. K., Kim, K. S., Song, B. J., & Kim, J. G. (2008). National monitoring of PCDD/DFs in environmental media around incinerators in Korea. Environment International, 34(2), 202-9.
Kim KS, et al. National Monitoring of PCDD/DFs in Environmental Media Around Incinerators in Korea. Environ Int. 2008;34(2):202-9. PubMed PMID: 17850870.
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TY - JOUR T1 - National monitoring of PCDD/DFs in environmental media around incinerators in Korea. AU - Kim,Kyoung-Soo, AU - Shin,Sun-Kyoung, AU - Kim,Kyoung-Sim, AU - Song,Byung-Joo, AU - Kim,Jong-Guk, Y1 - 2007/09/12/ PY - 2007/02/21/received PY - 2007/07/21/revised PY - 2007/08/01/accepted PY - 2007/9/14/pubmed PY - 2008/6/11/medline PY - 2007/9/14/entrez SP - 202 EP - 9 JF - Environment international JO - Environ Int VL - 34 IS - 2 N2 - To examine the levels of PCDD/DFs pollution in environmental samples in the vicinity of various incinerators, the levels of PCDD/DFs in air and soil samples collected near 17 incinerators and stack emission gases were investigated between 2003 and 2006. A total of 434 soil, 28 stack emission gas, and 38 air samples were analyzed for their PCDD/DFs concentrations. The PCDD/DFs concentrations in the flue gas samples ranged from 0.02 to 16.41 ng I-TEQ/Sm(3), with an arithmetical mean value of 3.13 ng I-TEQ/Sm(3). The PCDD/DFs concentrations in the air samples ranged from 0.032 to 0.965 pg I-TEQ/Sm(3). The soil samples contained between N.D. and 153.23 pg I-TEQ/g-dry, with an average of 7.36 pg I-TEQ/g-dry. These levels were generally consistent with or lower than many previous studies. The average PCDD/DFs levels in the soil samples decrease with increasing distance from the incinerator. From the PCDD/DFs level gradient from each plant, a distance of 500 m is suggested as being under the influence of an incinerator. SN - 0160-4120 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17850870/National_monitoring_of_PCDD/DFs_in_environmental_media_around_incinerators_in_Korea_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0160-4120(07)00147-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -