Distribution of PBDEs, HBCDs and PCBs in the Brisbane River estuary sediment

Anim, Alfred K., Drage, Daniel S., Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Mueller, Jochen F. and Ayoko, Godwin A. (2017) Distribution of PBDEs, HBCDs and PCBs in the Brisbane River estuary sediment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 120 1-2: 165-173. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.002

Author Anim, Alfred K.
Drage, Daniel S.
Goonetilleke, Ashantha
Mueller, Jochen F.
Ayoko, Godwin A.
Title Distribution of PBDEs, HBCDs and PCBs in the Brisbane River estuary sediment
Journal name Marine Pollution Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1879-3363
Publication date 2017-07-15
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 120
Issue 1-2
Start page 165
End page 173
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1910 Oceanography
1104 Aquatic Science
2310 Pollution
Abstract To date, very little or no data exist in literature for some brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polychlorinated biphenyls in Queensland sediments. These pollutants were measured in the sediments along the Brisbane River estuary. The target compounds were regularly detected in measurable concentrations: PBDEs = 33.3-97.8% (n = 45), PCBs = 94.1-100% (n = 51) and HBCDs = 79-98% (n = 48). Consistently, > 90% of the observed Sigma 8PBDE concentration was attributed to BDE-209. Mean PBDE levels (ng/g dry wt.) were: 4.4 +/- 3.2 (E8PBDE) and 4.4 +/- 3.0 (BDE-209) across 22 sampling sites. The mean Sigma 7PCB and Sigma HBCD were 5.4 +/- 4.5 and 1.0 +/- 1.5 ng/g dry wt. respectively. The 25% (alpha-HBCD), 8% (beta-HBCD) and 67% (gamma-HBCD) diastereoisomer contributions observed were consistent with values reported in the literature. Contaminant levels are fairly distributed along the River and were generally low compared to similar studies around the world.
Keyword Brisbane River
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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