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Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in global background soils. / Nam, Jae Jak; Sweetman, Andrew J.; Jones, Kevin C.

In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 45-48.

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Nam, Jae Jak ; Sweetman, Andrew J. ; Jones, Kevin C. / Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in global background soils. In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 2009 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 45-48.

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title = "Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in global background soils.",
abstract = "The levels and distribution of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were investigated in global background soil samples. Total PAH concentrations (sum of 15 compounds) ranged over 5 orders of magnitude, from <1 to 7,840 (mean 328) ng g-1 dry weight. The order was generally Europe > North America > Asia > Oceania > Africa > South America. Proximity to long-term emissions sources and locations susceptible to high atmospheric depositional inputs tended to have higher concentrations. A broad positive correlation was obtained between population density and soil PAH concentrations (i.e. source-related factors). However, concentrations were also influenced by the holding capacity of the soils (i.e. sink-related factors) with statistically significant correlations observed between PAHs and soil organic matter (SOM), and black carbon (BC).",
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