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dc.contributor.authorKylin, Henrik
dc.contributor.authorBorgen, Anders R.
dc.contributor.authorNieuwoudt, Claudineen_US
dc.contributor.authorBouwman, Hindriken_US
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorPieters, Rialeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-04T15:37:32Z
dc.date.available2010-08-04T15:37:32Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationQuinn, L. et al. 2009. Distribution profiles of selected organic pollutants in soils and sediments of industrial, residential and agricultural areas of South Africa. Journal Of Environmental Monitoring, 11:1647-1657, Jul. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B905585A]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1464-0325
dc.identifier.issn1464-0333 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/3478
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B905585A
dc.description.abstractCurrently very little data exists on the presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the South African environment. To address this data gap a preliminary study of a highly industrialised area of South Africa, the Vaal Triangle, was done. Soil and sediment samples from the Vaal Triangle, as well as other areas in central South Africa, were analysed with high resolution gas chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (HRGC/HRMS) for the presence of PAHs, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin-like chemicals and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs). Results showed that these chemicals are present in the South African environment with concentrations ranging between 39 000 ng g−1 for ΣPAHs and 0.01 ng g−1 for dicofol. Principal component analysis (PCA) indicated different pollution sources in industrial and agricultural areas.
dc.publisherRSC Publication
dc.titleDistribution profiles of selected organic pollutants in soils and sediments of industrial, residential and agricultural areas of South Africaen_US


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