Source Identification and Concentration Distribution of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Environmental Media Around Industrial Complexes

  • S. U. Park
  • J. G. Kim
  • S. Masunaga
  • K. S. KimEmail author


In order to grasp the concentration distribution and identify sources of PCBs, air and soil samples around Sihwa and Banwol industrial area in Korea were analyzed. In result, the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) concentration of air and soil was ranged from 2.08 to 5.82 ng/m3 (0.0686–1.01 pg WHO-TEQ/m3) and 2.43 to 274 ng/g dry (0.116–60.5 pg WHO-TEQ/g dry), respectively. Air and soil samples showed the very similar isomer composition pattern in each homologue by matrix, respectively. As a result of MLR for soil samples, the whole contribution rate of PCBs products (Aroclor) to soil was ~2 times higher than combustion.


PCBs PCA MLR Source identification 



This paper was supported by the international collaborative research funds of Chonbuk National University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. U. Park
    • 1
  • J. G. Kim
    • 2
  • S. Masunaga
    • 3
  • K. S. Kim
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Korea Electric Power Research InstituteDaejeonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Center for Chemical Safety ManagementChonbuk National UniversityJeonjuSouth Korea
  3. 3.Graduate School of Environment and Information ScienceYokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Environmental EngineeringCheongju UniversityCheongjuSouth Korea

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