Li Ruijing1, Gao Yunze1,2; Gao Hui1; Jin Shuaichen1; Cao Shengkai1; Hou Chao1,2; Ye Jiandong1,2; Na, Guangshui1*
1 National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center, Dalian, Liaoning 116023, China;
2 Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 200090, China
Abstract: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and hydroxylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OH-PAHs) were investigated in the soil of the Fildes Peninsula, Antarctica. Various analytes were detected, and the concentration of OH-PAHs was 0.300~1.847 ng·g-1 dry weight, with the dominant components being danthron and 1-hydroxy-phenanthrene. The relationship between soil total organic matter (TOM), OH-PAHs, and the parent PAHs in the soil was studied. No significant correlation was detected between the spatial distribution of OH-PAHs and the occurrence of PAHs, whereas a positive correlation with TOM was found.
Keywords: Fildes Peninsula, soil, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Hydroxylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, total organic matter