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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences BK-21, Seoul National University, Kwanakgu Kwanakro 599, Seoul 151-742, South Korea

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Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning Institute, Seoul National University, Kwanakgu Kwanakro 599, Seoul 151-742, South Korea

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Oil & POPs Research Group, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, 391 Jangmok-ri, Jangmok-myon, Geoje-shi 656-834, South Korea

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Environmental Policy Division, Korea Environment Institute, Eunpyung ku, Bulkwang dong 613-2, Seoul 122-706, South Korea





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Abstract Interrelationships between pyrogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs were assessed in air, soil, water, sediment, and tree leaves by using multi-media monitoring data. Concurrent concentration measurements were taken bimonthly for a year for the multi-media at urban and suburban sites. PAH level correlations between air and other media were observed at the urban site but were less clear at the suburban site. Considering a closer PAHs distribution-fate characteristics to soil than suspended solids, contamination in sediment seemed to be governed primarily by that in soil. The partitioning of PAHs in waters could be better accounted for by sorption onto black carbon and dissolved organic carbon. View Full-Text

Keywords: PAHs; fugacity ratio; multi-media fate; partitioning equilibrium; black carbon PAHs; fugacity ratio; multi-media fate; partitioning equilibrium; black carbon





Author: Seung-Kyu Kim 1,2, Dong Soo Lee 2,* , Won Joon Shim 3, Un Hyuk Yim 3 and Yong-Seung Shin 4

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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