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Field estimates of polyurethane foam: air partition coefficients for hexachlorobenzene, alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane and bromoanisoles
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry. (Arcum)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry. (Arcum)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry. (Arcum)
2016 (English)In: Chemosphere, ISSN 0045-6535, E-ISSN 1879-1298, Vol. 159, 126-131 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Partition coefficients of gaseous semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) between polyurethane foam (PUF) and air (KPA) are needed in the estimation of sampling rates for PUF disk passive air samplers. We determined KPA in field experiments by conducting long-term (24-48 h) air sampling to saturate PUF traps and shorter runs (2-4 h) to measure air concentrations. Sampling events were done at daily mean temperatures ranging from 1.9 to 17.5 °C. Target compounds were hexachlorobenzene (HCB), alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane (α-HCH), 2,4-dibromoanisole (2,4-DiBA) and 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (2,4,6-TriBA). KPA (mL g(-1)) was calculated from quantities on the PUF traps at saturation (ng g(-1)) divided by air concentrations (ng mL(-1)). Enthalpies of PUF-to-air transfer (ΔHPA, kJ mol(-1)) were determined from the slopes of log KPA/mL g(-1) versus 1/T(K) for HCB and the bromoanisoles, KPA of α-HCH was measured only at 14.3 to 17.5 °C and ΔHPA was not determined. Experimental log KPA/mL g(-1) at 15 °C were HCB = 7.37; α-HCH = 8.08; 2,4-DiBA = 7.26 and 2,4,6-TriBA = 7.26. Experimental log KPA/mL g(-1) were compared with predictions based on an octanol-air partition coefficient (log KOA) model (Shoeib and Harner, 2002a) and a polyparameter linear free relationship (pp-LFER) model (Kamprad and Goss, 2007) using different sets of solute parameters. Predicted KP values varied by factors of 3 to over 30, depending on the compound and the model. Such discrepancies provide incentive for experimental measurements of KPA for other SVOCs.

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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 159, 126-131 p.
Keyword [en]
Polyurethane foam, Air sampling, Semivolatile organic compounds, Bromoanisoles, Polyparameter linear free energy relationship, Octanol-air partition coefficient
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Chemical Sciences Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124432DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.05.040ISI: 000380417800015PubMedID: 27285381OAI: diva2:951941
Available from: 2016-08-11 Created: 2016-08-11 Last updated: 2016-09-22Bibliographically approved

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