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Survey of PCDDs and PCDFs in Air and Soil Around Various Incinerators in Korea, 2003–2007


To investigate the levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) pollution in soils and air around incinerators, a total of 574 soil and 48 air samples were collected around 22 incineration facilities in Korea from 2003 to 2007. The concentrations of PCDD/Fs in the flue gases and air ranged from 0.01 to 21.50 ng I-TEQ Sm−3 and 0.0002 to 9.95 pg I-TEQ Sm−3, respectively whereas concentrations in soils ranged from n.d. to 153.23 pg I-TEQ g−1 dw. The average value was 8.14 pg I-TEQ g−1 dw in soil samples.

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Kim, S.J., Kim, J.G., Jeon, T.W. et al. Survey of PCDDs and PCDFs in Air and Soil Around Various Incinerators in Korea, 2003–2007. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 83, 435–439 (2009).

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  • PCDD/Fs
  • Incinerator
  • Soil
  • Air