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Estimation of PCDD/Fs Concentrations in Ambient Air Using Pine Needles as a Passive Air Sampler (PAS)
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Estimation of PCDD/Fs Concentrations in Ambient Air Using Pine Needles as a Passive Air Sampler (PAS)
Chun, Man-Young;
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 Abstract
Objective: This study was carried out to use pine needles as a passive air sampler (PAS) for atmospheric polychlorinared dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans (PCDD/Fs). Methods: PCDD/Fs concentrations in ambient air (, ) and deposited pine needles (, pg/g dry) were analyzed simultaneously from June 1 to December 31. Air samples were taken using two low volume PUF active air samplers with an overall average air volume of approximately . Pine needles were collected the end of December near the air sampler. PCDD/Fs was analyzed by HRGC/HRMs. Results: A good correlation was shown (, p=0.0001) between and , but a better correlation (, p<0.0001) existed between the logarithm of octanol-air partitioning coefficient () and Log(). The average PCDD/Fs sampling rates from air to pine needles were 0.045(). Conclusion: It was found that pine needles can be used as PAS for atmospheric PCDD/Fs, and they are especially suitable for long time PAS compared to PUF disk PAS.
 Keywords
Air;;Passive air sampler (PAS);PCDD/Fs;Pine needles;
 Language
Korean
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