Title: Quantifying short chain chlorinated parafins in sediment samples from the Czech Republic by short-column GC/ECNI-MS 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Štejnarová, P. et al. (2003) Quantifying short chain chlorinated parafins in sediment samples from the Czech Republic by short-column GC/ECNI-MS. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs 
Author 1/Producer: Štejnarová, P. 
Other Authors/Producers: Coelhan, M., Kostrhounová, R., Parlar, H., Holoubek, I. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/VI ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
 
Short description: Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are industrially produced compounds of the general formula Cn H2n-2-z Clz, with the chlorine content between 10-72 %. Because of their chemical and thermal stability and high viscosity, chlorinated paraffins replaced PCBs in many applications after PCB usage was banned (Tomy G.T.et al., 1998; Coelhan M.et al., 2000; Koh I.O.et al., 2002): as lubricants and cutting fluids in metalworking industry, as flame retardants, paints, sealing materials and others. In the last decade, the annual world-wide production of CPs has been estimated to 300 000 tons. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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