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The long-range transport of organic pollutants to the Arctic

Ferntransport von organischen Verunreinigungen zur Arktik

Zusammenfassung

Die Konzentrationen an organischen polychlorierten Verbindungen, Fluoranthen und einigen Chinonen wurden in arktischer Luft unter meteorologischen Bedingungen gemessen, die für Sommer und Winter typisch sind. Die Verunreinigungen aus 600–900 m3 Luft wurden auf Polyurethanschaum gesammelt und mit Hilfe der chemischen Ionisierungs-Massenspektrometrie mit negativen Ionen analysiert. Die erhaltenen Ergebnisse beweisen den Ferntransport von Verunreinigungen in die Arktis.

Summary

The concentrations of organic polychlorinated compounds, fluoranthene and some quinones have been determined in Arctic air during meteorological situations typical for the summer and winter season. The organic pollutants in 600–900 m3 of air were collected on polyurethane foam and quantified by negative ion chemical ionization mass spectrometry. The results presented are a strong proof for the occurrence of long-range transport of organic pollutants to the Arctic.

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Oehme, M., Manø, S. The long-range transport of organic pollutants to the Arctic. Z. Anal. Chem. 319, 141–146 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00584676

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Keywords

  • Fluoranthene
  • Hopen
  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Meteorological Situation
  • Pentachlorobenzene