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|Title:||PBDEs in Water, Sediments and Biota of the River Danube from Germany to the Black Sea|
|Authors:||UMLAUF Gunther; CHRISTOPH Helmut Eugen; HUBER Tania; MARIANI Giulio; MUELLER Anne; SKEJO Helle; WOLLGAST 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)|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|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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