Polychlorinated biphenyl congener data of surficial sediment from Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal, Indiana, USA


Here, we report the results of the first intensive survey of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the surficial sediment of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC) in East Chicago, Indiana, a part of the Calumet River tributary of Lake Michigan (2006). PCB congeners were measured using tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) in multiple reaction monitoring mode (MRM), a method that provides a high-level selectivity and sensitivity for PCBs in complex environmental samples. The PCB concentrations (sum of 163 congeners or coeluting peaks) range from 53 to 35,000 ng/g dry weight (d.w.). The PCB congener signal strongly resembles the original technical mixture Aroclor 1248 that has experienced a small amount of weathering — less than 2.5% by mass for the statistically different congeners. Further, total organic carbon (TOC) is also reported.

Values = 0 indicates non-detected or below the limit of quantification.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899149
Related Identifier IsPartOf https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899695
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2009.01.015
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.899149
Creator Martinez, Andres ORCID logo; Norström, Karin; Wang, Kai ORCID logo; Hornbuckle, Keri C ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2019
Funding Reference National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences https://doi.org/10.13039/100000066 Crossref Funder ID P42ES013661 https://iowasuperfund.uiowa.edu/ Iowa Superfund Research Program
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 11753 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-87.480W, 41.640S, -87.435E, 41.677N); Indiana, USA
Temporal Coverage Begin 2006-08-07T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2006-08-11T00:00:00Z