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Determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in soil and sediment from an electronic waste recycling facility

TitleDetermination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in soil and sediment from an electronic waste recycling facility
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsWang D, Wei Cai Z, Jiang G, Leung A, Wong MH, Wong WK
Journal TitleChemosphere
Volume60
Pages810–816
Keywordse-waste, Flame-retardants, GC–MS, PBDEs
AbstractSoil and sediment collected in the vicinity of an open electronic waste disposal and recycling facility located in Guiyu, Guangdong, China, were analyzed for the levels of common polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) by using soxhlet extraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The PBDEs were detected in the soil and sediment samples at levels of 0.26–824 ng/g (dry weight). The obtained isomer profiles of PBDEs from the two soil samples collected from different contamination sites were found to be similar to various technical formulations of fire retardant products.
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