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Perfluorinated Compounds in Water, Sediment and Soil from Guanting Reservoir, China


Concentrations of 12 perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) were measured in 21 representive water, sediment and soil samples from Guanting Reservoir and vicinity. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the predominant PFCs with concentrations of 0.55–2.3 ng/L, <LOQ to 0.68 ng/g dw and <LOQ to 2.8 ng/g dw in water, sediment and soil, respectively. Perfluorododecanoic acid (PFDoA) was frequently detected in solid matrices, with concentrations of <LOQ to 0.18 ng/g dw in sediment and 0.13–0.26 ng/g dw in soil. PFCs were detected in all environmental matrices sampled, but concentrations found throughout the watershed were less than those reported from other locations.

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This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China with Grant No. 41071355, Environmental Protection Welfare Program under Grant No. 201009032 and the National Basic Research Program of China (“973” Research Program) with Grant No.2007CB407307. Portions of the research were supported by a Discovery Grant from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Project No. 326415-07).

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Wang, T., Chen, C., Naile, J.E. et al. Perfluorinated Compounds in Water, Sediment and Soil from Guanting Reservoir, China. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 87, 74 (2011).

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