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Data structure

Overview of analytic matrices

Analytic matrix            
Air (sample)   Indoor
Air (volume)   Plants
Atm. deposition   Sediment
Atm. deposition (mix)   Soil
Consumer products   Water
Human        

Overview of parameters (compounds)

Parameter group            
PAHs   CUP
Basic OCPs   PCNs
OCPs   Novel BFR
Indicator PCBs   VOC
dl-PCBs   Elements and metals
Other PCBs   Physicochemical parameters
PCDDs/Fs   Microbiological parameters
HBCDs   Toxicology
PBDEs   Silicate analysis
PFC   Anions and cations
PBB   Cation exchange capacity

Analytic matrix

The item enables to choose the data set with comparable concentration units.

Air (sample)

Ambient air sampled by passive air samplers. The samplers are usually exposed for 1 or 3 months; the concentration level measured corresponds to the sampling duration. Information about the sampling duration is always required.

Analytic submatrix:

  • Ambient air – passive (sample)

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Air (volume)

Ambient air sampled by active air samplers (HiVol, LowVol) and also passive sampling results that were recalculated per cubic meter to allow mutual comparability of the air-active and air-passive data.

Analytic submatrix:

  • Ambient air – passive (volume)
  • Ambient air – active
  • Ambient air – active -gas phase
  • Ambient air – active - particles PM10
  • Ambient air – active - particles TSP

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Atm. deposition

Sampling of wet atmospheric deposition.

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Atm. deposition (mix)

Sampling of mix atmospheric deposition.

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Consumer products

Data from various consumer products analyses.

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Human

Breast milk samples from all over the world have been analyzed for POPs (PCBs, PCDD/PCDFs, dl-PCBs, HBCDs and PBBs) since 1987. First, sampling was organized by WHO only (first to third round), then collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has begun. Three different data types are included in GENASIS: individual, pooled and spatially aggregated. Sampling has been performed in more than 70 countries.

Analytic submatrix:

  • Breast milk

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Indoor

Data that were sampled in the indoor environment.

Analytic submatrix:

  • Indoor air – active - gas phase
  • Indoor air – active - particles TSP
  • Dust

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Plants

Entire plants or only their parts, manually sampled.

Analytic submatrix:

  • Grass - 1. felling
  • Grass - 2. felling
  • Grass - clover mix (1. felling)
  • Hop - cone
  • Italien ryegrass
  • Maize - fodder
  • Maize - grain
  • Maize silage
  • Moss - whole plant
  • Mustard - seed
  • Oat - grain
  • Pine - dwarf shoots - 2 years old
  • Pine - dwarf shoots - 3 years old
  • Pine - needle - 1 year old
  • Pine - needle - 2 years old
  • Pine - needle - 3 years old
  • Pine - needle - 4 years old
  • Pine - needle – litter
  • Potato - bulb
  • Soya beans - grain
  • Spring barley - GPS
  • Spruce - needle - 1 year old
  • Spruce - needle - 2 years old
  • Spruce - needle - 3 years old
  • Sunflower - seed
  • Triticale - grain
  • Winter barley - grain
  • Winter barley - straw
  • Winter rapeseed plant - seed
  • Winter wheat - grain
  • Winter wheat - straw

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Sediment

Bed and stratified sediment that can be separated into two parts – solid fraction and pore water. Sludge from WWTP is included in this matrix as well.

Analytic submatrix::

  • Sediment - Bed surface
  • Sediment - Bed stratified
  • Sediment - Bed surface – pore water
  • Sediment - Bed surface – solid fraction
  • Sediment - Sediment trap
  • Sediment - Sludge

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Soil

Soil samples divided according to the soil horizon or the sampling depth.

Analytic submatrix::

  • Soil - Horizon A
  • Soil - Horizon B
  • Soil - Horizon C
  • Soil - Horizon E
  • Soil - Horizon G
  • Soil - Horizon M
  • Soil - Horizon O
  • Soil - Subsoil A
  • Soil - Subsoil B
  • Soil - Subsoil
  • Soil - Top 10 cm
  • Soil - Topsoil

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Water

Water sampled using active or passive samplers. Passive sampling concentrations are included only if the results were recalculated to cubic meter.

Analytic submatrix:

  • Water – surface – active
  • Water – surface – passive
  • Water - cruises

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Parameter Group

POPs data prevail in the GENASIS database; however, additional parameter groups are included, such as heavy metals, microbiological, physical-chemical or toxicological parameters.

Organic compounds

PAHs (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)

List of analyzed parameters:

naphthalene, acenaphtylene, acenaphtene, fluorene, phenantrene, anthracene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo(a)anthracene, chrysene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, benzo(a)pyrene, indeno(123cd)pyrene, dibenz(ah)anthracene, benzo(ghi)perylene, biphenyl, retene, benzo(b)fluorene, benzo-naphto-thiophene, benzo(ghi)fluoranthene, cyclopenta(cd)pyrene, triphenylene, benzo(j)fluoranthene, benzo(e)pyrene , perylene, dibenz(ac)anthracene, anthanthrene, coronene

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of 16 PAHs (naphthalene, acenaphtylene, acenaphtene, fluorene, phenantrene, anthracene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo(a)anthracene, chrysene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, benzo(a)pyrene, indeno(123cd)pyrene, dibenz(ah)anthracene, benzo(ghi)perylene)
  • sum of 28 PAHs (all excluding retene)
  • sum of 29 PAHs (all)

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Basic OCPs

List of analyzed parameters:

alpha-HCH, beta-HCH, gamma-HCH, delta-HCH, o,p'-DDE, p,p'-DDE, o,p'-DDD, p,p'-DDD, o,p'-DDT, p,p'-DDT, PeCB, HCB

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of HCHs (alpha-HCH, beta-HCH, gamma-HCH, delta-HCH)
  • sum of 3 p,p'-DDXs (pp‘-DDT, pp‘-DDD, pp‘-DDE)
  • sum of 6 DDXs (pp‘-DDT, pp‘-DDD, pp‘-DDE, op‘-DDT, op‘-DDD, op‘-DDE)

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OCPs

List of analyzed parameters:

heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide cis- (= exo, B), heptachlor epoxide trans- (= endo, A), aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, endrin aldehyde, endrin ketone, isodrin, oxychlordane, cis-Nonachlor, trans-Nonachlor, trans-Chlordane (= gamma), cis-Chlordane (= alpha), endosulfan I (= alpha), endosulfan II (= beta), endosulfansulfate, chlordecone, methoxychlor, mirex, toxaphene Parlar 26, toxaphene Parlar 50, toxaphene Parlar 62

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of 2 Heptachlor epoxides (heptachlor epoxide cis- (= exo, B), heptachlor epoxide trans- (= endo, A))

Indicator PCBs

List of analyzed parameters:

PCB 28, PCB 52, PCB 101, PCB 118, PCB 138, PCB 153, PCB 180

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of 6 PCBs (PCB 28, PCB 52, PCB 101, PCB 138, PCB 153, PCB 180)
  • sum of 7 PCBs (PCB 28, PCB 52, PCB 101, PCB 118, PCB 138, PCB 153, PCB 180)

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dl-PCBs

List of analyzed parameters:

PCB 77, PCB 81, PCB 105, PCB 114, PCB 123, PCB 126, PCB 156, PCB 157, PCB 167, PCB 169, PCB 170, PCB 189

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of dl-PCBs (all including PCB 118)
  • TEQ WHO 1998 dl-PCB (lower, upper bound)
  • TEQ WHO 2005 dl-PCB (lower, upper bound)

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Other PCBs

List of analyzed parameters:

PCB 8, PCB 15, PCB 16+32, PCB 17, PCB 18, PCB 31, PCB 33, PCB 37, PCB 42, PCB 44, PCB 47, PCB 49, PCB 56+60, PCB 60, PCB 66, PCB 70, PCB 74, PCB 82, PCB 87, PCB 95, PCB 99, PCB 110, PCB 122, PCB 128, PCB 132, PCB 137, PCB 141, PCB 149, PCB 151, PCB 158, PCB 171, PCB 174, PCB 177, PCB 183, PCB 185, PCB 187, PCB 191, PCB 194, PCB 195, PCB 200, PCB 201, PCB 203, PCB 205, PCB 206, PCB 207, PCB 208, PCB 209

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PCDDs/Fs

List of analyzed parameters:

2378-TCDF, 12378-PeCDF, 23478-PeCDF, 123478-HxCDF, 123678-HxCDF, 234678-HxCDF, 123789-HxCDF, 1234678-HpCDF, 1234789-HpCDF, OCDF, 2378-TCDD, 12378-PeCDD, 123478-HxCDD, 123678-HxCDD, 123789-HxCDD, 1234678-HpCDD, OCDD, total tetrafurans, total pentafurans, total hexafurans, total heptafurans, total tetradioxins, total pentadioxins, total hexadioxins, total heptadioxins

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of PCDFs (2378-TCDF, 12378-PeCDF, 23478-PeCDF, 123478-HxCDF, 123678-HxCDF, 234678-HxCDF, 123789-HxCDF, 1234678-HpCDF, 1234789-HpCDF, OCDF)
  • sum of PCDDs (2378-TCDD, 12378-PeCDD, 123478-HxCDD, 123678-HxCDD, 123789-HxCDD, 1234678-HpCDD, OCDD)
  • sum of PCDDs/Fs (2378-TCDF, 12378-PeCDF, 23478-PeCDF, 123478-HxCDF, 123678-HxCDF, 234678-HxCDF, 123789-HxCDF, 1234678-HpCDF, 1234789-HpCDF, OCDF, 2378-TCDD, 12378-PeCDD, 123478-HxCDD, 123678-HxCDD, 123789-HxCDD, 1234678-HpCDD, OCDD)
  • I-TEQ PCDD (lower, upper bound)
  • I-TEQ PCDF (lower, upper bound)
  • I-TEQ PCDD/F (lower, upper bound)
  • TEQ WHO 1998 PCDD (lower, upper bound)
  • TEQ WHO 1998 PCDF (lower, upper bound)
  • TEQ WHO 1998 PCDD/F (lower, upper bound)
  • TEQ WHO 2005 PCDD (lower, upper bound)
  • TEQ WHO 2005 PCDF (lower, upper bound)
  • TEQ WHO 2005 PCDD/F (lower, upper bound)

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HBCDs

List of analyzed parameters:

alpha-HBCD, beta-HBCD, gamma-HBCD, delta-HBCD

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of HBCDs (alpha-HBCD, beta-HBCD, gamma-HBCD, delta-HBCD)

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PBDEs

List of analyzed parameters:

PBDE 17, PBDE 28, PBDE 47, PBDE 49, PBDE 66, PBDE 77, PBDE 85, PBDE 99, PBDE 100, PBDE 118, PBDE 126, PBDE 138, PBDE 139, PBDE 153, PBDE 154, PBDE 181, PBDE 183, PBDE 196, PBDE 197, PBDE 203, PBDE 207, PBDE 209

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of PBDEs (all 22 parametrs)

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PFC

List of analyzed parameters:

PFBA, PFPA, PFHxA, PFHpA, PFOA, PFNA, PFDA, PFUnDA, PFDoDA, PFTrDA, PFTeDA, PFBS, PFHxS, PFHpS, PFOS, PFDS, MeFOSA, EtFOSA, FOSA, MeFOSE, EtFOSE, FHET, FOET, FDET

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PBB

List of analyzed parameters:

moBB 3, diBB 15, triBB 18, teBB 52, peBB 101, hxBB 153, hpBB 180, ocBB 194, noBB 206, deBB 209

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CUP

List of analyzed parameters:

acetochlor, alachlor, atrazine, azinphos methyl, carbaryl, carbendazim, clopyralid, diazinon, dichlofluanid, dimethachlor, dimethoate, disulfoton, diuron, fenitrothion, fenoxaprop ethyl, fenpropimorph, florasulam, fluroxypyr, fonofos, chlorothalonil, chlorpyrifos, chlorsulphuron, chlortoluron, isoproturon, malathion, metamitron, metazachlor, metholachlor, metribuzin, parathion metyl, pendimethalin, phosmet, pirimicarb, prochloraz, propiconazole, pyrazon, simazine, tebuconazole, temephos, terbufos, terbuthylazine, tribenuron-metyl, trifluralin

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PCNs

List of analyzed parameters:

PCN 2, PCN 6, PCN 13, PCN 27, PCN 28+36, PCN 46, PCN 48, PCN 50, PCN 52, PCN 53, PCN 66, PCN 69, PCN 72, PCN 73, PCN 75

List of calculated parameters:

  • sum of PCNs (all 15 parametrs)

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Novel BFR

List of analyzed parameters:

DBDPE, BTBPE, HBB, PBEB, pTBX, PBT, TBCO, TBECH, BEHTBP, EHTBB, HCDBCO, ATE, DPTE, BATE, s-DP, a-DP, DPMA

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VOC

List of analyzed parameters:

halogenated organic substances, xylenes, dichlorodifluoromethane, methyl chloride, dichlorotetrafluoroethane, vinyl chloride, methyl bromide, ethyl chloride, trichlorofluoromethane, 1,1-dichloroethene, 1,1,2-trichlorotrifluoro-ethane, allyl chloride, dichloromethane, 1,1-dichloroethane, 1,2-dichloroethene cis, chloroform, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, tetrachloromethane, benzene, 1,2-dichloroethane, trichlorethylene, 1,2-dichloropropane, 1,3-dichloropropene cis, toluene, 1,3-dichloropropene trans, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, 1,2-dibromoethane, chlorobenzene, ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene, styrene, o-Xylene, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, 4-ethyltoluene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, 1,3-dichlorobenzene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, benzyl chloride, 1,2-dichlorobenzene, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, hexachloro-1,3-butadiene, 2,2-dimethylbutane, 2,3-dimethylbutane, 2+3 methylpenthane, 2+3 methylheptane, 2+3 methylhexane, acetylene, cyclohexane, cyclopentane, ethane, ethene, i-Butane, i-Octane, i-Pentane, isoprene, methylcyclopentane, n-Butane, n-Heptane, n-Hexane, n-Octane, nonane + styrene, n-Pentane, propane, propene, total benzenes + 3C, total butenes, total pentenes

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Other parameter groups

Elements and metals

List of analyzed parameters:

Al, As, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, P, Pb, S, Sb, Se, Sn, Sr, Tl, U, V, Zn

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Physicochemical parameters

List of analyzed parameters:

total nitrogen, total content of dissolved organic compounds, total dissolved solids, total carbonates, total organic carbon, total inorganic carbon, dissolved organic carbon, dissolved inorganic carbon, fulvic acids, humic acids, density, clay (< 1 µm), clay (< 10 µm), clay (< 2 µm), clay (< 6 µm), clay (1 - 10 µm), sand (100 - 2000 µm), sand (250 - 2000 µm), sand (50 - 250 µm), sand (50 - 100 µm), silt (10 - 50 µm), maximum capillar water capacity, minimum air capacity, momentary airiness, absorbency, volume mass reduced, volume humidity, porosity, Q4/6, pH (CaCl2), pH (H2O), pH (KCl), sample weight, lipid content, dry mass

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Microbiological parameters

List of analyzed parameters:

ammonification, basal soil respiration, long-term nitrification, microbial biomass, extracellular extractable carbon, potential ammonification, potential nitrification, substrate-induced respiration

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Toxicology

List of analyzed parameters:

AA-IC50, AE-IC50, BIOTEQ (TCDD equivalent), estrogenic equivalent, microtox EC50

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Silicate analysis

List of analyzed parameters:

Al2O3, CaO, CO2, combined water, Fe2O3, K2O, Li2O, MgO, MnO, Na2O, P2O5, SiO2, SO3, TiO2, loss on ignition

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Anions and cations

List of analyzed parameters:

Al (ion), Ba (ion), Ca (ion), Fe (ion), K (ion), Mg (ion), Mn (ion), Na (ion), chlorides, hydrogen carbonates, sulphates

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Cation exchange capacity

List of analyzed parameters:

Meh-Ca, Meh-H, Meh-K, Meh-Mg, Meh-P, Al (ex), Ca (ex), Fe (ex), K (ex), Mg (ex), Mn (ex), Na (ex), exchange acidity, maximum sorption capacity, potential CEC

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