Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Characterization of dioxin-like contamination in soil and sediments from the "hot spot" area of petrochemical plant in Pancevo (Serbia)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
Show others and affiliations
2011 (English)In: Environmental science and pollution research international, ISSN 0944-1344, E-ISSN 1614-7499, Vol. 18, no 4, 677-686 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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 manufacturing facilities 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 dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) by high-resolution gas chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRGC/HRMS). Microethoxyresorufin o-deethylase (Micro-EROD) and H4IIE–luciferase bioassays were used for monitoring of dioxin-like compounds (DLC) and for better characterization of dioxin-like activity of soil samples. Results:  Bioanalytical results indicated high dioxin-like activity in one localized soil sample, while the chemical analysis confirmed the presence of large quantities of DLC: 3.0 × 105 ng/g d.w. of seven-key PCBs, 8.2 ng/g d.w. of PCDD/Fs, and 3.0 × 105 ng/g d.w. of planar and mono-ortho PCBs. In the sediment, contaminant concentrations were in the range 2–8 ng/g d.w. of PCDD/Fs and 9–20 ng/g d.w. of PCBs. Conclusions:  This study demonstrates the utility of combined application of bioassays and instrumental analysis, especially for developing and transition country which do not have capacity of the expensive instrumental analysis. The results indicate the high contamination of soil in the area of petrochemical plant, and PCDD/Fs contamination of the sediment from the waste water channel originating from the ethylene dichloride production.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer , 2011. Vol. 18, no 4, 677-686 p.
Keyword [en]
Dioxin-like activity, Ethylene dichloride, PCBs, PCDD/Fs, Pattern analysis, Petrochemical industry
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38768DOI: 10.1007/s11356-010-0418-8PubMedID: 21104203OAI: diva2:382650
E-pub ahead of print. Published online 23 november 2010Available from: 2011-01-03 Created: 2010-12-28 Last updated: 2011-04-26Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Sundqvist, Kristina LTysklind, Mats
By organisation
Department of Chemistry
In the same journal
Environmental science and pollution research international

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 160 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link