Title: PBDEs in Water, Sediments and Biota of the River Danube from Germany to the Black Sea
Authors: UMLAUF GuntherCHRISTOPH Helmut EugenHUBER TaniaMARIANI GiulioMUELLER AnneSKEJO HelleWOLLGAST Jan
Citation: Organohalogen Compounds - 29th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (Dioxin 2009) vol. 71 p. 754-759
Publisher: China International Conference Center for Science and Technology (CICCST)
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC52337
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC52337
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: PBDEs were analysed in a transect along the Danube River from Germany to the Black Sea. A zone of higher PBDE concentrations in water, sediment and SPM appeared in a stretch of about 1000 km downstream of Budapest, with a tendency of stronger releases from the right-hand side of the catchment along that section. Sediment and SPM were dominated by BDE- 209, which dominated also the congener pattern of the PBDE content in the whole water column. The dissolved phase water phase was instead dominated by BDE-47, BDE-99 and BDE 209, and among the BDEs of the cPenta-BDE mixture analysed in mussels, BDE-47 and BDE-99 were the dominant congeners.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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