Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene in pine from the Dübener Heide

Significant decline in contamination since the early 1990s

Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene is a product of combustion of fossil fuels. It is environmentally persistent and has a high bioaccumulation potential.
Since the early 1990s, the concentrations of indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene in and on pine shoots from the Dübener Heide have decreased significantly. This is probably related to improved emission protection in households as well as in industrial plants of the adjacent industrial region Bitterfeld.

Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene in pine shoots from the Dübener Heide
Fig. 1: Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene in pine shoots from the Dübener Heide Zoom in

 

Updated at: 2019-05-25

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Specimen

Pine A major primary producer in semi-natural and anthropogenic affected ecosystems.

Analytes

Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with five six-membered rings and one five-membered ring

Sampling area

Verdichtungsraum Halle-Leipzig Region in the chemical triangle of Central Germany