Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Ambient Air Particulates (PM2.5, PM10, TSP) in Beijing
Chunhui Zhang, Xudan He, Zheng Li, Shihe Zhang, Haoran Li, Minying Jin, Yanqi Li
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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing),
Room 607, Yifu Science and Research Building, No. Ding 11, Xueyuan Road, Beijing, 100083, China
Publish date: 2016-01-25
Submission date: 2015-08-21
Final revision date: 2015-10-13
Acceptance date: 2015-10-14
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2016;25(1):459–464
The presence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in ambient air particulates (PM2.5, PM10, and TSP) in Beijing was investigated in the current study. The results showed that PFBA, PFPeA, PFHpA, PFOA, PFNA, PFDA, PFUnA, PFDoA, and PFOS, were detected in all sizes of ambient air particulates. The concentrations of PFCs in TSP were slightly higher than those in PM10 and PM2.5. The concentrations of PFCs in PM2.5 were the lowest. The ΣPFCs contents in PM2.5, PM10 and TSP were 87.03-96.77, 99.82-101.41, and 118.69-141.87 ng/g, respectively. PFBA, PFPeA, and PFOA were the dominating class of PFCs in ambient air particulates.