Polyfluorinated compounds in waste water treatment plant effluents and surface waters along the River Elbe, Germany

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Polyfluorinated compounds in waste water treatment plant effluents and surface waters along the River Elbe, Germany. / Ahrens, Lutz; Felizeter, Sebastian; Sturm, Renate; Xie, Zhiyong; Ebinghaus, Ralf.

in: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Jahrgang 58, Nr. 9, 01.09.2009, S. 1326-1333.

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title = "Polyfluorinated compounds in waste water treatment plant effluents and surface waters along the River Elbe, Germany",
abstract = "Polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) were investigated in waste water treatment plant (WWTP) effluents and surface waters of the River Elbe from samples collected in 2007. Concentrations of various PFCs, including C4-C8 perfluorinated sulfonates (PFSAs), C6 and C8 perfluorinated sulfinates, 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonate, C5-C13 perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs), C4 and C8 perfluoroalkyl sulfonamides and 6:2, 8:2 and 10:2 unsaturated fluorotelomercarboxylic acids were quantified. ∑PFC concentrations of the river water ranged from 7.6 to 26.4 ng L-1, whereas ∑PFC concentrations of WWTP effluents were approximately 5-10 times higher (30.5-266.3 ng L-1), indicating that WWTPs are potential sources of PFCs in the marine environment. PFC patterns of different WWTP effluents varied depending on the origin of the waste water, whereas the profile of PFC composition in the river water was relatively constant. In both kinds of water samples, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the major PFC, whereas perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) was the predominant PFSA.",
keywords = "Chemistry, Perfluorinated sulfonates, PFCs, Perfluorinated carboxylic acids, River Elbe, Surface water, Waste water treatment plants",
author = "Lutz Ahrens and Sebastian Felizeter and Renate Sturm and Zhiyong Xie and Ralf Ebinghaus",
year = "2009",
month = sep,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.04.028",
language = "English",
volume = "58",
pages = "1326--1333",
journal = "Marine Pollution Bulletin",
issn = "0025-326X",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "9",

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T1 - Polyfluorinated compounds in waste water treatment plant effluents and surface waters along the River Elbe, Germany

AU - Ahrens, Lutz

AU - Felizeter, Sebastian

AU - Sturm, Renate

AU - Xie, Zhiyong

AU - Ebinghaus, Ralf

PY - 2009/9/1

Y1 - 2009/9/1

N2 - Polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) were investigated in waste water treatment plant (WWTP) effluents and surface waters of the River Elbe from samples collected in 2007. Concentrations of various PFCs, including C4-C8 perfluorinated sulfonates (PFSAs), C6 and C8 perfluorinated sulfinates, 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonate, C5-C13 perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs), C4 and C8 perfluoroalkyl sulfonamides and 6:2, 8:2 and 10:2 unsaturated fluorotelomercarboxylic acids were quantified. ∑PFC concentrations of the river water ranged from 7.6 to 26.4 ng L-1, whereas ∑PFC concentrations of WWTP effluents were approximately 5-10 times higher (30.5-266.3 ng L-1), indicating that WWTPs are potential sources of PFCs in the marine environment. PFC patterns of different WWTP effluents varied depending on the origin of the waste water, whereas the profile of PFC composition in the river water was relatively constant. In both kinds of water samples, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the major PFC, whereas perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) was the predominant PFSA.

AB - Polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) were investigated in waste water treatment plant (WWTP) effluents and surface waters of the River Elbe from samples collected in 2007. Concentrations of various PFCs, including C4-C8 perfluorinated sulfonates (PFSAs), C6 and C8 perfluorinated sulfinates, 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonate, C5-C13 perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs), C4 and C8 perfluoroalkyl sulfonamides and 6:2, 8:2 and 10:2 unsaturated fluorotelomercarboxylic acids were quantified. ∑PFC concentrations of the river water ranged from 7.6 to 26.4 ng L-1, whereas ∑PFC concentrations of WWTP effluents were approximately 5-10 times higher (30.5-266.3 ng L-1), indicating that WWTPs are potential sources of PFCs in the marine environment. PFC patterns of different WWTP effluents varied depending on the origin of the waste water, whereas the profile of PFC composition in the river water was relatively constant. In both kinds of water samples, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the major PFC, whereas perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) was the predominant PFSA.

KW - Chemistry

KW - Perfluorinated sulfonates

KW - PFCs

KW - Perfluorinated carboxylic acids

KW - River Elbe

KW - Surface water

KW - Waste water treatment plants

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U2 - 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.04.028

DO - 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.04.028

M3 - Journal articles

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VL - 58

SP - 1326

EP - 1333

JO - Marine Pollution Bulletin

JF - Marine Pollution Bulletin

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