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Table 1 Description of the sampling sites and concentration of PCBs in the water dissolved phase (DP), the suspended particulate matter (SPM) and the sediments of the Volturno River, Southern Italy

From: Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in water and sediment from Volturno River, Southern Italy: occurrence, distribution and risk assessment

Sampling location ΣPCBs
Site Number identification Site characteristics Site location Dissolved Phase (ng L−1) Particulate phase (ng L−1) (ng g−1 dry wt) Sediments (ng g−1 dry wt)
Apr Jul Nov Feb Apr Jul Nov Feb Apr
1 (river water) Volturno River Source 40°48′54.03′′N
14°36′45.36′′E
7.48 10.2 8.04 5.23 17.0 (2091.6) 11.3 (1157.1) 32.2 (2843.7) 42.8 (2170.8) 64.4
2 (sea water) River Mouth at 500mt North 40°46′42.73′′N
14°34′00.48′′E
6.71 7.70 6.56 4.68 2.71 (293.5) 2.94 (1567.0) 9.47 (305.2) 22.2 (190.0) 29.2
3 (sea water) River Mouth at 500mt Central 40°46′00.34′′N
14°33′10.68′′E
6.80 6.29 6.84 4.76 5.2 (1269.8) 7.74 (2735.9) 10.8 (3481.2) 6.85 (2300.7) 18.4
4 (sea water) River Mouth at 500mt South 40°43′42.62′′N
14°28′07.89′′E
7.72 9.37 7.77 5.02 8.76 (858.1) 5.34 (4995.5) 26.9 (780.7) 30.6 (286.7) 51.2
5 (sea water) River Mouth at 1000mt North 40°43′40.11′′N
14°28′06.45′′E
6.21 6.86 5.81 3.94 1.74 (235.0) 2.31 (160.8) 6.55 (495.8) 8.08 (79.8) 22.1
6 (sea water) River Mouth at 1000mt Central 40°43′42.46′′N
14°28′05.03′′E
6.35 5.85 6.71 3.74 3.87 (1356.3) 4.79 (1593.9) 4.27 (1479.6) 2.66 (870.5) 10.3
7 (sea water) River Mouth at 1000mt South 40°43′45.09′′N
14°28′05.17′′E
6.90 8.88 6.74 4.73 5.75 (660.5) 4.28 (291.4) 17.4 (864.7) 11.5 (96.6) 30.7
8 (sea water) River Mouth at 1500mt North 40°43′35.68′′N
14°28′02.94′′E
5.07 5.55 4.84 2.41 1.49 (148.8) 0.71 (42.5) 2.71 (946.1) 3.76 (1185.2) 9.2
9 (sea water) River Mouth at 1500mt Central 40°43′42.25′′N
14°27′59.97′′E
4.92 5.89 5.00 2.28 2.71 (877.2) 2.75 (922.3) 1.82 (652.9) 1.78 (609.0) 4.3
10 (sea water) River Mouth at 1500mt South 40°43′49.26′′N
14°27′59.82′′E
5.93 7.48 5.62 3.96 3.32 (1178.5) 2.94 (245.1) 5.06 (131.0) 7.54 (2654.9) 25.9