Characterization of dioxin-like contamination at petrochemical plant Print

New article by researchers at Umeå University- MCN.

Abstract: Purpose Combinatorial bio/chemical approach was applied to investigate dioxin-like contamination of soil and sediment at the petrochemical and organochlorine plant in Pancevo, Serbia, after the destruction of manufacturingfacilities that occurred in the spring of 1999 and subsequent remediation actions.Materials and methods Soil samples were analyzed for indicator polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by gas chromatography/electron capture detection (GC/ECD). Prioritized soil sample and sediment samples from the waste water channel were analyzed for polychlorinated dibenzop- dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) by high-resolution gas chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry. Authors: Sonja Kaisarevic & Klara Hilscherova & Roland Weber & Kristina L. Sundqvist & Mats Tysklind & Ernest Voncina & Stanka Bobic & Nebojsa Andric & Kristina Pogrmic-Majkic & Mirjana Vojinovic-Miloradov & John Paul Giesy & Radmila Kovacevic. Reference: Environ Sci Pollut Res DOI 10.1007/s11356-010-0418-8.