Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.05.010
Title: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) over the open Indian Ocean
Authors: Wurl, O. 
Potter, J.R. 
Durville, C.
Obbard, J.P. 
Keywords: Air pollution
Atmosphere
Flame retardants
Indian Ocean
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers
Issue Date: Sep-2006
Citation: Wurl, O., Potter, J.R., Durville, C., Obbard, J.P. (2006-09). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) over the open Indian Ocean. Atmospheric Environment 40 (29) : 5558-5565. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.05.010
Abstract: Atmospheric concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), a group of industrial chemicals widely used as flame retardants were measured over the Indian Ocean and represent the first comprehensive data of atmospheric contaminations of PBDEs over the open ocean. Air back trajectory analysis shows that PBDEs have great potential for long-range atmospheric transport to remote regions of the world. In this report, we show that PBDE concentrations (mean 2.5 pg m-3) over the open Indian Ocean are in a similar range to those reported for remote land-based locations in the more industrialized northern hemisphere. Concentrations along the coastline of Java, Indonesia, were as high as 15 pg m-3. Overall, data suggests that PBDEs are now ubiquitous in their global atmospheric distribution. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Atmospheric Environment
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/87595
ISSN: 13522310
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.05.010
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