Monitoring of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the atmosphere of the Pearl River Delta using PUF-passive air sampler

Jun Wang, Gan Zhang, Xiang Dong Li, Jun Li, Liu Ju Zhong, Yun Rong Xiang, Yong Zhuo Peng

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The monitoring analysis of 8 week period of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the atmosphere of Pearl River Delta region was made using PUF passive sampling technique, to study the PBDEs content and distribution of the region. The inland sampling point PBDEs content was 62∼625pg/m3, with average value of 210pg/m3, in which Dong Guan (625pg/m3) and Fo Shan (560pg/m3) were high pollution regions, the discharge of industrial point source might be the main source of PBDEs in this region. The PBDEs content of Hong Kong was 92∼420pg/m3, with average value of 200pg/m3, in which the contents in High st (420pg/m3) and in Kwung tong (325pg/m3) were high relatively; the use of large amount of PBDEs burning resistive agent in history might be the main source of PBDEs residual in the atmosphere of Hong Kong region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalZhongguo Huanjing Kexue/China Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007


  • Distribution
  • Pearl River Delta
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
  • PUF passive sampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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