TITLE

CHLORINATED SOLVENTS DETECTION IN SOIL AND RIVER WATER IN THE AREA ALONG THE PAPER FACTORY FROM DEJ TOWN, ROMANIA

AUTHOR(S)
Sidonia, Vancea; Haydee, Kovacs Melinda; Ristoiu, Dumitru; Luminita, Silaghi-Dumitrescu
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Chemia;2009, Issue 4, p125
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Considerable amounts of chlorinated solvents compounds were identified and measured in raw water and soil samples collected during several month studies, along the Somes River near Dej city region of Romania. The most common organochlorine solvents detected were trichloroethylene (C2HCl3), tetrachloroethylene (C2Cl4), carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and chloroform (CHCl3) with the range between 3.05 - 68.92 μg L-1, 5.62 - 55.48 μg L-1, 2.11 - 29.45 μg L-1 and 0.37 - 80.29 μg L-1. They were detected using a mass spectrometer coupled at a gas chromatograph with electron capture detector and quantified using chlorinated solvent standards. Organochlorine compounds have different chemical properties that lead into a broad range to uses. Many of them have significant biological activities and some of them can be very toxic for plant, animals and humans. Because of that they present seriously environmental concern. This study presents the source of the pollution and also the levels of these pollutants in river water and the soil.
ACCESSION #
47790529

 

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