IAEA-159 , Sediment

Inorganic , Sediments

  • Unit Size: 45g
  • Price per Unit: 120 EUR
  • Report: IAEA/AL/180
  • Date of Release: 2007-06-01
  • Reference Sheet: IAEA-159
  • Producing Laboratory: email

100 kg of sediment, provided by the Quasimeme Project, were collected in Kilbrannan Sound, in the river Clyde’s estuary, Scotland. This sediment sample was dried, ground and sieved. This powder, about 26 kg, was homogenized by mixing in a stainless steel rotating drum for three weeks. Then, aliquots of about 45 grams were packaged into glass bottles with aluminium screw caps, labeled IAEA-159 and sealed with Teflon tape.

Recommended values

Pesticides and PCBs

Analyte Units Concentration* Standard Deviation** N***
pp’ DDE ng/g 0.89 0.50 36
pp’ DDD ng/g 0.82 0.58 30
op DDD ng/g 0.39 0.22 5
Heptachlor ng/g 0.31 0.21 11
Dieldrin ng/g 0.48 0.37 18
Aroclor 1260 ng/g 5.54 3.31 10
PCB No 18 ng/g 0.74 0.53 10
PCB No 28 ng/g 0.57 0.28 22
PCB No 44 ng/g 0.35 0.14 8
PCB No 52 ng/g 0.67 0.25 25
PCB No 66 ng/g 0.41 0.07 5
PCB No 101 ng/g 0.52 0.16 25
PCB No 118 ng/g 0.52 0.21 27
PCB No 138 ng/g 0.60 0.31 30
PCB No 149 ng/g 0.52 0.14 9
PCB No 153 ng/g 0.56 0.09 21
PCB No 170 ng/g 0.15 0.04 11
PCB No 180 ng/g 0.26 0.10 25
PCB No 194 ng/g 0.09 0.04 8

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

Analyte Units Concentration* Standard Deviation** N***
n-C17 ng/g 105 56 16
Pristane ng/g 120 53 13
Phytane ng/g 81 53 16
Naphthalene ng/g 23 13 32
1 methyl naphthalene ng/g 20 10 8
2 methyl naphthalene ng/g 30 19 7
Phenanthrene ng/g 59 29 45
1 methyl phenanthrene ng/g 20 9.6 10
Anthracene ng/g 11 5.1 22
Chrysene ng/g 58 26 44
Fluorene ng/g 13 7.7 17
Fluoranthene ng/g 110 32 41
Pyrene ng/g 100 38 50
Benzo[b]fluoranthene ng/g 100 42 23
Benzo[k]fluoranthene ng/g 49 14 18
Benz[a]anthracene ng/g 54 20 45
Perylene ng/g 27 11 9
Benzo[e]pyrene ng/g 82 8.2 11
Benzo[a]pyrene ng/g 58 26 44
Benzo[g,h,i]perylene ng/g 95 45 42
Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene ng/g 120 34 25
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene ng/g 25 14 17
Acenaphthylene ng/g 6.4 5.4 11
Acenaphthene ng/g 6.0 4.0 16
Dibenzothiophene ng/g 6.5 2.8 5

* Average values expressed on a dry-weight basis
** Standard deviation
*** Number of accepted laboratory means which were used for calculation of recommended or information values and standard deviations

Information values

Chlorinated Pesticides and PCBs

Analyte Units Concentration* Standard Deviation** N***
HEOM mg/g 0.53 0.29 8
HCB ng/g 0.17 0.15 20
α HCH ng/g 0.10 0.06 9
β HCH ng/g 0.24 0.17 5
ɣ HCH (Lindane) ng/g 0.21 0.18 24
δ HCH ng/g 0.57 0.60 4
pp' DDT ng/g 0.71 0.69 30
op DDE ng/g 0.19 0.09 4
op DDT ng/g 2.32 4.33 4
Heptachlor epoxide ng/g 2.84 3.31 5
Aldrin ng/g 0.17 0.15 11
Endrin ng/g 0.77 0.81 10
α Endosulfan ng/g 1.11 1.02 7
β Endosulfan ng/g 1.49 1.93 7
Endosulfan sulfate ng/g 3.46 3.69 6
α Chlordane ng/g 0.17 0.12 6
β Chlordane ng/g 0.67 0.80 6
Aroclor 1254 ng/g 14.3 8.38 12
PCB No 8 ng/g 0.37 0.21 3
PCB No 31 ng/g 0.28 0.05 7
PCB No 49 ng/g 0.32 0.09 4
PCB No 70 ng/g 0.62 0.30 3
PCB No 74 ng/g 0.20 0.03 3
PCB No 87 ng/g 0.44 0.25 4
PCB No 95 ng/g 1.26 1.17 3
PCB No 99 ng/g 0.40 0.20 4
PCB No 105 ng/g 0.41 0.31 12
PCB No 110 ng/g 0.54 0.16 7
PCB No 128 ng/g 0.27 0.27 7
PCB No 156 ng/g 0.32 0.43 8
PCB No 177 ng/g 0.20 0.10 4
PCB No 183 ng/g 0.27 0.32 4
PCB No 187 ng/g 0.39 0.05 3
PCB No 195 ng/g 0.08 0.03 3
PCB No 201 ng/g 0.15 0.12 3
PCB No 206 ng/g 0.34 0.47 3
PCB No 209 ng/g 0.14 0.21 4

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

Analyte Units Concentration* Standard Deviation** N***
EOM mg/g 0.65 0.37 7
UVF equivalent Chrysene μg/g 14 9.5 5
UVF equivalent ROPME oil μg/g 180 65 4
Total Aliphatics μg/g 55 54 12
Resolved Aliphatics μg/g 6.9 4.8 10
Unresolved Aliphatics μg/g 62 48 8
n-C18 ng/g 92 40 15
Σ n-Alkanes (C14-C34) μg/g 3.9 2.4 16
Total Aromatics μg/g 1.4 0.65 7
Resolved Aromatics μg/g 0.90 0.29 7
Unresolved Aromatics μg/g 8.4 9.8 5
Biphenyl ng/g 11 3.6 4
2,6 dimethyl naphthalene ng/g 21 4.2 4
2 methyl phenanthrene ng/g 26 6.5 9
Triphenylene ng/g 110 84 3
1 methyl pyrene ng/g 17 4.8 3
Benzo[a]fluoranthene ng/g 15 7.1 3

* Average values expressed on a dry-weight basis
** Standard deviation
*** Number of accepted laboratory means which were used for calculation of recommended or information values and standard deviations

The values listed above were established on the basis of statistically valid results submitted by laboratories which had participated in one or more international intercomparisons organized by the IAEA Marine Environment Laboratory, Monaco. The details concerning the criteria for qualification as a recommended or information value can be found in the respective report (attached). 

 

 

 

 

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