Investigation of temporal and spatial variations in atmospheric concentrations of PCDDs and PCDFs in Istanbul

Gunes G., SARAL A., Celikten H., Kuzu S. L., DEMİR S., Uygur N.

Science of the Total Environment, vol.488-489, no.1, pp.469-474, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 488-489 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.10.094
  • Journal Name: Science of the Total Environment
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.469-474
  • Keywords: Air quality, Persistent organic pollutants, Polichlorinated dibenzodioxins, Polychlorinated dibenzofurans, Toxic air pollutants
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, temporal and spatial variations of the atmospheric concentrations of polychlorinated-p-dibenzo dioxin (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDFs) congeners were investigated in Istanbul at three different locations. The highest average concentration (3481fg/m3) was observed at the sampling location which is characterized by mixed source groups during colder months. The lowest average concentration (749fg/m3) was observed at sampling station which is characterized by semi-urban characteristics. ∑PCDD/F concentration showed seasonal variation in this study. The highest average concentration was determined to be 4373fg/m3 in winter while the lowest average concentration was determined to be 498fg/m3 in summer. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.