Studies on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mosses from the north slope of NanLing Mountains

Xiang Liu, Gan Zhang, Guo Qing Liu, Jun Li, Xian Zhi Peng, Li Zhang, Xiang Dong Li, Shi Hua Qi, Shi Chun Zou

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in moss (Hypnum plumaeformae) samples collected from two retrial profiles on the northern slope of Nanling mountains were analysed qualitatively adopting. Accelerated solvent extraction jel chromatographic column (GPC) purification and GC-MS. The concentrations of phenanthrene was the highest in PAHs of the moss samples; the ∑PAHs range was 309.2-1342.4 ng/g dry weight, its composition possessed better correlation with the atmosphere deposition PAHs; the concentrations of most PAHs tended to decline in different degree with the increase of altitude. Through comparing with aerosols and gas phase PAHs the great flow sampler collected samples, it was discovered that the mosses tended more to accumulate high-molecular-weight PAHs; the concentrations of PAHs in the mosses weight PAHs and the atmosphere had quite good relatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalZhongguo Huanjing Kexue/China Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005


  • Altitude
  • Atmospheric deposition
  • Moss
  • Nanling Mountains
  • Polyclic hydrocarbons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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