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Titel (primär) Diffuse pollution by persistent organic pollutants as measured in plastic pellets sampled from various beaches in Greece
Autor Karapanagioti, H.K.; Endo, S.; Ogata, Y.; Takada, H.;
Journal / Serie Marine Pollution Bulletin
Erscheinungsjahr 2011
Department AUC;
Band/Volume 62
Heft 2
Sprache englisch;
Keywords Plastic pellets; Greece; Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDTs); Hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs); Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Abstract Plastic pellets found stranded on beaches are hydrophobic organic materials and thus, they are a favourable medium for persistent organic pollutants to absorb to. In the present study, plastic pellets are used to determine the diffuse pollution of selected Greek beaches. Samples of pellets were taken from these beaches and were analyzed for PCBs, DDTs, HCHs, and PAHs. The observed differences among pellets from various sampling sites are related to the pollution occurring at each site. Plastic pellets collected in Saronikos Gulf beaches demonstrate much higher pollutant loading than the ones collected in a remote island or close to an agricultural area. Based on data collected in this study and the International Pellet Watch program, pollution in Saronikos Gulf, Greece, is comparable to other heavily industrialized places of the world. The present study demonstrates the potential of pellet watch to be utilized as a detailed-scale monitoring tool within a single country
ID 10778
dauerhafte UFZ-Verlinkung https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=10778
Karapanagioti, H.K., Endo, S., Ogata, Y., Takada, H. (2011):
Diffuse pollution by persistent organic pollutants as measured in plastic pellets sampled from various beaches in Greece
Mar. Pollut. Bull. 62 (2), 312 - 317