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He P.-F.,Shenzhen University | Zhang H.,Shenzhen University | Li J.,Shenzhen University | He L.,Shenzhen Environmental Monitoring Center | And 5 more authors.
Huanjing Kexue/Environmental Science | Year: 2016

In order to explore the residual characteristics of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the atmosphere of Shenzhen, passive air samplers consisting of polyurethane foam (PUF) disks impregnated with XAD-4 power were deployed at 12 sites in Shenzhen from November 2014 to February 2015. Seven volatile and fifteen ionic PFCs were analyzed. The results indicated that ∑PFCs concentration ranged from 23.7 pg·m-3 to 157 pg·m-3 (mean: 79.0 pg·m-3), dominated by volatile PFCs, with 8:2 FTOH, 6:2 FTOH, PFPeA, PFOA being the dominant compounds. The spatial distribution of volatile and ionic PFCs concentrations was the same, displaying the characteristic of "the northwest being higher than the southeast". Furthermore, the concentrations of 6:2 FTOHs, 8:2 FTOHs, PFPeA, PFHxA and PFOA had positive correlations with PM2.5 and PM10 (P<0.05, P<0.01) and were more positively correlated with the levels of PM10 than those of PM2.5. © 2016, Science Press. All right reserved. Source

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