(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Identification of the sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on molecular and isotopic characterization from the Yangtze estuarine and nearby coastal areas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OU D. (1) ; LIU M. (1) ; CHENG S. (1) ; HOU L. (2) ; XU S. (1) ; WANG L. (1) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Geographic Information Science of the Ministry of Education School of Resources and Environment Science, East China Normal Univ., Shangai, CHINE
(2) State Key Lab. of estuarine & Coastal Resaerch, East China Normal Univ., Shanghai, CHINE


Samples of suspended particulate matters (SPMs), surface sediment and road dust were collected from the Yangtze estuarine and nearby coastal areas, coastal rivers, and central Shanghai. The samples were analyzed for the presence of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The sources of PAHs in the SPMs and surface sediments in these areas were then identified using multiple source identification techniques that integrated molecular mass indices with organic compound-specific stable isotopes. Principal component analysis (PCA) integrated with molecular mass indices indicated that gasoline, diesel, coal and wood combustion and petroleum-derived residues were the main sources of PAHs in the Yangtze Estuary


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no2 [pp. 283-294]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



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