Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Guerzoni S., Rossini P., Molinaroli E., Rampazzo G., Raccanelli S. Measurement of atmospheric deposition of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in the Lagoon of Venice, Italy. In: Chemosphere, vol. 54 (9) pp. 1309 - 1317. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, 2004.
Data on atmospheric fall-out of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs) were provided by collecting bulk deposition in four stations inside the Lagoon of Venice. A total of 44 monthly samples was collected during the period July 1998-July 1999 in one site near an industrial area (Porto Marghera), one site in the city of Venice, and two sites in the southern- and northernmost ends of the Lagoon. Fluxes of PCDD/Fs were between 0.1 and 470 pg m(-2) d(-1), corresponding to 0-9.2 pg of 2,3,7,8-TCDD equivalents (TEQ) m(-2) d(-1), with a gradient increasing from remote to urban/industrial stations. Thus, annual deposition of PCDD/Fs to the Lagoon (total area = 550 km(2)), calculated with various methods, turned out to be similar to12 g, corresponding to similar to400 mg TEQ Significant differences were found among the stations, with a clear fingerprinting signature (PCDF/PCDD > 1) of the deposition collected near Porto Marghera, and a reversed pattern (PCDF/PCDD < 1) in the rest of the Lagoon, which pattern was similar to the sediments collected in the same locations. Lastly, the amount of bulk SigmaTEQ of all stations was compared with the guide values for dioxins in depositions proposed by De Fre et al. [Organohalogen Compounds 45 (2000) 324]. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/S0045-6535(03)00249-2
Subject atmospheric fall-out
Porto Marghera
VCM emission

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