Spatio-temporal assessment of perfluorinated compounds in the Brisbane River system, Australia: Impact of a major flood event

Gallen, Christie, Baduel, Christine, Lai, Foon Yin, Thompson, Kristie, Thompson, Jack, Warne, Michael and Mueller, Jochen F. (2014) Spatio-temporal assessment of perfluorinated compounds in the Brisbane River system, Australia: Impact of a major flood event. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 85 2: 597-605. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.02.014


Author Gallen, Christie
Baduel, Christine
Lai, Foon Yin
Thompson, Kristie
Thompson, Jack
Warne, Michael
Mueller, Jochen F.
Title Spatio-temporal assessment of perfluorinated compounds in the Brisbane River system, Australia: Impact of a major flood event
Journal name Marine Pollution Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-326X
1879-3363
Publication date 2014-03-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.02.014
Volume 85
Issue 2
Start page 597
End page 605
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Perfluorinated chemicals including PFOA and PFOS have been widely used in consumer products and have become ubiquitous pollutants widely distributed in the aqueous environment. Following a major flood event in 2011, water samples were collected along a spatial gradient of the Brisbane River system to provide an initial estimate of the release of PFASs from flooded urban areas. PFOA (mean concentrations 0.13–6.1 ng L1) and PFOS (mean concentrations 0.18–15 ng L1) were the most frequently detected and abundant PFASs. Mean total PFASs concentrations increased from 0.83 ng L1 at the upstream Wivenhoe Dam to 40 ng L1 at Oxley Creek, representing an urban catchment. Total masses of PFOA and PFOS delivered into Moreton Bay from January to March were estimated to be 5.6 kg and 12 kg respectively. From this study, urban floodwaters appear to be a previously overlooked source of PFASs into the surrounding environment.
Keyword Perfluorinated chemicals
PFOA
PFOS
Floodwater
Urban
Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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