Title: Atmospheric Deposition and Marine Sedimentation Fluxes of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY vol. 40 no. 16 p. 4922-4927
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC36370
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC36370
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Atmospheric input was studied and found to be the major source of PAHs in the eastern Mediterranean open marine ecosystem. Dry and wet atmospheric deposition, airsea exchange, and sediment trap fluxes of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the eastern Mediterranean basin were estimated from November 2000 to July 2002. Seven dry and four wet deposition samples were analyzed in total and PAH concentrations were determined. Airsea exchange fluxes based on air-water concentration gradient were drawn from five air and water samples collected concurrently from a coastal area in the eastern Mediterranean. Total annual average deposition fluxes of dry, wet, and air-sea exchange 35PAHs were 58.0, 165.7, and -706.4 ìg m-2 y-1, respectively. Only 1.1 and 0.7percent of the total atmospheric deposition flux of PAHs was measured in the sediment traps at 280 and 1440 m depth, respectively.
JRC Directorate:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection Historical Collection

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.