Content of organic pollutants (pahs and pops) in surface waters from danube delta and plitvice lakes

Simona Dobrinas1, Alina Socaenu1, Semaghiul Birghila1, Viorica Popescu1, Nicoleta Matei1, Valentina Coatu2

1 Department of Chemistry, University Ovidius of Constantza, 124, Mamaia Blvd., 8700, Constantza, Romania;
2 National Institute of Marine Researches and Developmnet Grigore Antipa , Mamaia 300, Romania

Abstract


The objective of this work was to assess the contents of selected organic pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs and organochlorine pesticides POPs) in the surface waters of Danube Delta and Plitvice Lakes. These organic pollutants are among the most prevalent pollutants, being detected in almost all environmental compartments. The analyses of PAHs were performed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometer detector (GC-MS) and that of POPs by gas chromatography with electron capture detection (GC-ECD).

Keywords


PAHs; POPs; surfacewaters; GC-ECD; GC-MS

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