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Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Water from the Yangtze River and Its Tributaries at the Dividing Point Between the Middle and Lower Reaches

  • Ke-Yan Tan
  • Guo-Hui Lu
  • Xin Yuan
  • Yu Zheng
  • Peng-Wei Shao
  • Jing-Yi Cai
  • Yi-Ran Zhao
  • Xiao-Hua Zhu
  • Yong-Liang Yang
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Abstract

The Yangtze River drainage basins are China’s most important economic development zones and also the locations of several large-scale fluorine chemical industries. In order to reveal the contribution from the tributaries at the dividing point between the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River with respect to perfluorinated substances (PFASs), 17 PFAS compounds in surface water, groundwater, and tap water samples were analyzed in the tributary system of the Jiujiang section of the Yangtze River. The total concentrations of PFASs in the surface waters ranged from 7.8 to 586.2 ng/L. High proportion of short-chain compound PFBS in surface waters in Nanchang City, Poyang Lake, and the Yangtze River was observed which is likely of WWTPs’ origin.

Keywords

Perfluoroalkyl substances Water Poyang Lake, the Yangtze River 

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Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (41673022) and Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (YYWF201722).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ke-Yan Tan
    • 1
  • Guo-Hui Lu
    • 1
  • Xin Yuan
    • 1
  • Yu Zheng
    • 2
  • Peng-Wei Shao
    • 2
  • Jing-Yi Cai
    • 1
  • Yi-Ran Zhao
    • 1
  • Xiao-Hua Zhu
    • 1
  • Yong-Liang Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Eco-Geochemistry, Chinese Ministry of Natural ResourcesNational Research Center for Geo-Analysis (NRCGA)BeijingChina
  2. 2.College of Environmental Sciences and EngineeringQingdao UniversityQingdaoChina

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