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Concentrations of decabromodiphenyl ether in air from Southern Ontario : implications for particle-bound transport.

Gouin, T. and Thomas, G. O. and Chaemfa, C. and Harner, T. and Mackay, D. and Jones, K. C. (2006) Concentrations of decabromodiphenyl ether in air from Southern Ontario : implications for particle-bound transport. Chemosphere, 64 (2). pp. 256-261. ISSN 0045-6535

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Abstract

Atmospheric concentrations are reported for the main component of the brominated flame retardant decaBDE (BDE-209) in air samples collected from Southern Ontario for the period January 23–June 06, 2002. Levels ranged from below detection to 105 pg m−3 with virtually all of BDE-209 being trapped by the filter and thus deduced to be sorbed to aerosol particles. Thus, it is likely that the long-range atmospheric transport (LRAT) of BDE-209 is controlled by the transport characteristics of the aerosols. This conclusion that BDE-209 does not have the same potential for LRAT as other more volatile PBDEs is subject to possible complications arising from the uncertainties about the LRAT potential of aerosols.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Chemosphere
Uncontrolled Keywords: DecaBDE ; Long-range transport ; Polybrominated diphenyl ethers ; Deposition
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 8601
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2008 16:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 18:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/8601

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