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 0045-6535Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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
|Deposited By:||Ms Margaret Calder|
|Deposited On:||30 Apr 2008 16:49|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:24|
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