PCDD/F and PCB multi-media ambient concentrations, congener patterns and occurrence in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon (Etang de Thau, France)

Type Article
Date 2008-11
Language English
Author(s) Castro Jimenez J1, Deviller Genevieve1, Ghiani A1, Loos R1, Mariani G1, Skejo H1, Umlauf G1, Wollgast J1, Laugier ThierryORCID2, Heas Moisan K3, Leaute Frederique3, Munschy Catherine3, Tixier Celine3, Tronczynski Jacek3
Affiliation(s) 1 : European Commiss DG, Joint Res Ctr, IES, I-21020 Ispra, VA, Italy.
2 : IFREMER, Lab Environm Resources, F-34203 Sete, France.
3 : IFREMER, Lab Biogeochem Organ Contaminants, F-44311 Nantes, France.
Source Environmental Pollution (0269-7491) (Elsevier), 2008-11 , Vol. 156 , N. 1 , P. 123-135
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2007.12.019
WOS© Times Cited 52
Keyword(s) Water column, Mussel, Air Sediment, POPs
Abstract Ambient concentrations, congener patterns and multi-media distribution of PCDD/Fs and PCBs were determined in air, water, sediment and mussels in a semi-enclosed marine ecosystem (Thau lagoon, France). Sigma 2,3,7,8-PCDD/F and Sigma 7ICES PCB air concentrations (0.2-1.4 and 31-57 pg m(-3), respectively) were typical of rural areas. Concentrations in the water column were very low for PCDD/Fs (163-476 fg L-1) and low for PCBs (138-708 pg L-1). PCDD/F and PCB concentrations found in surface sediment (0.15-1.6 and 2.5-33 ng g(-1) d.w., respectively) and mussel (13-21 pg g(-1) d.w. and 10-39 ng g(-1) d.w., respectively) were medium levels. PCDD/F congener patterns observed in air, water particulate phase and sediments were similar suggesting direct coupling among these compartments and atmospheric inputs of PCDD/Fs into the lagoon. Conversely, for the same set of samples, similar patterns were not observed for PCBs in the mentioned compartments. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Full Text
File Pages Size Access
publication-4807.pdf 44 329 KB Open access
Top of the page

How to cite 

Castro Jimenez J, Deviller Genevieve, Ghiani A, Loos R, Mariani G, Skejo H, Umlauf G, Wollgast J, Laugier Thierry, Heas Moisan K, Leaute Frederique, Munschy Catherine, Tixier Celine, Tronczynski Jacek (2008). PCDD/F and PCB multi-media ambient concentrations, congener patterns and occurrence in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon (Etang de Thau, France). Environmental Pollution, 156(1), 123-135. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2007.12.019 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/4807/