Concentrations of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in particle phases in air in Chicago, Il, USA in 2009


We report the levels of airborne individual PCB concentrations of particle (QFF) phases from the City of Chicago in 2009. Seventeen locations were sampled for particle phases, where 46 particle phases were collected. Total suspended particles (TSP) were also measured for the particle-phase samples. One hundred and seventy-one individual or coeluting congener PCBs are reported. Final individual PCB congener concentrations, as well as TSP are included.

  • Individual PCB congener in particle phase using high-volume air sampler (i.e., HiVol QFF) Quantification and determination of individual PCB congeners using GC-MS/MS Values = 0 indicates non-detected Concentration was calculated using the mass of the congener divided by both deployment time and sampling flow (0.4 m3/min) No blank correction was performed* Total suspended particles (TSP) was measured by the difference between final (deployed) and initial masses of the QFF, divided by the deployment time and the sampling flow
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Creator Martinez, Andres ORCID logo; Awad, Andrew M ORCID logo; Hornbuckle, Keri C ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Crossref Funder ID P42ES013661 Iowa Superfund Research Program
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 8096 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-87.735W, 41.653S, -87.534E, 41.995N); Chicago, USA
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-01-06T08:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2009-12-04T15:00:00Z