Lutz Ahrens

Summary

Affiliation: Environment Canada
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Partitioning of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctane sulfonamide (PFOSA) between water and sediment
    Lutz Ahrens
    Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Institute of Coastal Research, Department for Environmental Chemistry, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 85:731-7. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Distribution of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in water, suspended particulate matter and sediment from Tokyo Bay, Japan
    Lutz Ahrens
    Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 79:266-72. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Temporal trends and pattern of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) eggs from Norway, 1986-2009
    Lutz Ahrens
    Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Max Planck Strasse 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 45:8090-7. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Wastewater treatment plant and landfills as sources of polyfluoroalkyl compounds to the atmosphere
    Lutz Ahrens
    Environment Canada, Science and Technology Branch, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3H 5T4
    Environ Sci Technol 45:8098-105. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in the East Greenland Arctic Ocean
    Jan Busch
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
    J Environ Monit 12:1242-6. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Urban versus remote air concentrations of fluorotelomer alcohols and other polyfluorinated alkyl substances in Germany
    Annika Jahnke
    GKSS Research Centre, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, Max Planck Str 1, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 41:745-52. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Neutral poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in air and seawater of the North Sea
    Zhiyong Xie
    Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Institute of Coastal Research, Department for Environmental Chemistry, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 20:7988-8000. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Temporal trends of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) from the German Bight, 1999-2008
    Lutz Ahrens
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Department for Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 76:151-8. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Partitioning behavior of per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds between pore water and sediment in two sediment cores from Tokyo Bay, Japan
    Lutz Ahrens
    Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 43:6969-75. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Spatial distribution of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in seawater of the German Bight
    Lutz Ahrens
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Max Planck Str 1, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 76:179-84. 2009

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Partitioning of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctane sulfonamide (PFOSA) between water and sediment
    Lutz Ahrens
    Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Institute of Coastal Research, Department for Environmental Chemistry, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 85:731-7. 2011
    ..Ultimately, data on the partitioning of PFCs between aqueous media and suspended solids are essential for modelling their transport and environmental fate...
  2. doi request reprint Distribution of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in water, suspended particulate matter and sediment from Tokyo Bay, Japan
    Lutz Ahrens
    Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 79:266-72. 2010
    ..71-0.76 log units higher compared to the PFCA analogs. In addition, the sorption of PFCs was influenced by the organic carbon content. These data are essential for modelling the transport and environmental fate of PFCs...
  3. doi request reprint Temporal trends and pattern of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) eggs from Norway, 1986-2009
    Lutz Ahrens
    Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Max Planck Strasse 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 45:8090-7. 2011
    ..However, tawny owls are exposed to a mixture of various PFCs, and PFCA concentrations still increase...
  4. doi request reprint Wastewater treatment plant and landfills as sources of polyfluoroalkyl compounds to the atmosphere
    Lutz Ahrens
    Environment Canada, Science and Technology Branch, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3H 5T4
    Environ Sci Technol 45:8098-105. 2011
    ..These results highlight the important role of WWTPs and landfills as emission sources of PFCs to the atmosphere...
  5. ncbi request reprint Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in the East Greenland Arctic Ocean
    Jan Busch
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
    J Environ Monit 12:1242-6. 2010
    ..Significant differences in concentrations of PFHxS, PFHxA, PFHpA and PFOA for samples taken in coastal areas indicate an influence from the Greenlandic mainland...
  6. ncbi request reprint Urban versus remote air concentrations of fluorotelomer alcohols and other polyfluorinated alkyl substances in Germany
    Annika Jahnke
    GKSS Research Centre, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, Max Planck Str 1, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 41:745-52. 2007
    ..954 and 0.968, respectively. Finally, the PFAS concentrations determined in this study are set into context with levels of "classical" persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the same region and PFAS data available for North America...
  7. doi request reprint Neutral poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in air and seawater of the North Sea
    Zhiyong Xie
    Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Institute of Coastal Research, Department for Environmental Chemistry, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 20:7988-8000. 2013
    ..3×10(2)-2.0×10(4) pg m(-2) for FTACs, respectively. These results suggest that the air-seawater gas exchange is an important process that intervenes in the transport and fate for neutral PFASs in the marine environment...
  8. doi request reprint Temporal trends of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) from the German Bight, 1999-2008
    Lutz Ahrens
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Department for Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 76:151-8. 2009
    ..070), the high concentrations of PFOS and constant levels of C(9)-C(13) PFCAs indicates that further work on the reduction of environmental emissions of PFCs are necessary...
  9. ncbi request reprint Partitioning behavior of per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds between pore water and sediment in two sediment cores from Tokyo Bay, Japan
    Lutz Ahrens
    Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 43:6969-75. 2009
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  10. doi request reprint Spatial distribution of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in seawater of the German Bight
    Lutz Ahrens
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Max Planck Str 1, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 76:179-84. 2009
    ..Conversely, PFBS had its maximum concentration not in the estuaries but in the western German Bight, which suggest an additional source, where PFBS was transported into the German Bight with the westerly current...
  11. doi request reprint Brominated flame retardants in seawater and atmosphere of the Atlantic and the Southern Ocean
    Zhiyong Xie
    Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research GmbH, Institute for Coastal Research, Max Planck Str 1, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 45:1820-6. 2011
    ..0, 0.3, 1.2, 1.0, and 0.5 pg m(-2) day(-1) for BDE-47, BDE-100, BDE-99, DPTE, and HBB. Overall, these results highlight the important role of the long-range atmospheric transport of PBDE and non-PBDE BFRs to remote regions...
  12. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal and latitudinal distribution of perfluoroalkyl compounds in the surface water of the Atlantic Ocean
    Lutz Ahrens
    Department for Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Max Planck Strasse 1, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3122-7. 2009
    ..However, the concentration of each single compound was usually in the tens of picograms per liter range. South of the equator only FOSA and below 4 degrees S no PFCs could be detected...
  13. doi request reprint Distribution of perfluoroalkyl compounds in seawater from northern Europe, Atlantic Ocean, and Southern Ocean
    Lutz Ahrens
    Department for Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Max Planck Str 1, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 78:1011-6. 2010
    ..In the Southern Ocean only PFOS was detected which could be caused by atmospheric transport of its precursors...
  14. doi request reprint Improved characterization of gas-particle partitioning for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the atmosphere using annular diffusion denuder samplers
    Lutz Ahrens
    Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3H 5T4
    Environ Sci Technol 46:7199-206. 2012
    ..The denuder-based sampling of PFASs has yielded a robust data set that demonstrates the importance of atmospheric pH and chemical pK(a) values in determining gas-particle partitioning of PFASs...
  15. doi request reprint Distribution and sources of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the River Rhine watershed
    Axel Moller
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht GmbH, Institute for Coastal Research, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Pollut 158:3243-50. 2010
    ..Fluxes of SigmaPFAS were estimated to be approximately 6 tonnes/year which is much higher than previous estimations. Both, the River Rhine and the River Scheldt, seem to act as important sources of PFAS into the North Sea...
  16. doi request reprint Wastewater treatment plants and landfills emit volatile methyl siloxanes (VMSs) to the atmosphere: investigations using a new passive air sampler
    Yu Cheng
    Air Quality Research Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, 4905 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4, Canada
    Environ Pollut 159:2380-6. 2011
    ..Yearly emissions (kg/yr) to air were estimated and ranged from 60-2100 and 80-250, respectively, for the cyclic VMSs. These findings demonstrate and quantify for the first time, waste sector emissions of VMSs to the atmosphere...
  17. doi request reprint Total body burden and tissue distribution of polyfluorinated compounds in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) from the German Bight
    Lutz Ahrens
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Department for Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, Max Planck Str 1, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Mar Pollut Bull 58:520-5. 2009
    ..01%) and thyroid (<0.01%). These data suggest large differences in body burden and accumulation pattern of PFCs in marine mammals...
  18. doi request reprint Sources of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in the North Sea, Baltic Sea and Norwegian Sea: Evidence from their spatial distribution in surface water
    Lutz Ahrens
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Department for Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, DE 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Mar Pollut Bull 60:255-60. 2010
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  19. doi request reprint Polyfluorinated compounds in waste water treatment plant effluents and surface waters along the River Elbe, Germany
    Lutz Ahrens
    GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research, Max Planck Str 1, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Mar Pollut Bull 58:1326-33. 2009
    ..In both kinds of water samples, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the major PFC, whereas perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) was the predominant PFSA...
  20. ncbi request reprint Global pilot study of legacy and emerging persistent organic pollutants using sorbent-impregnated polyurethane foam disk passive air samplers
    Susie Genualdi
    Environment Canada, Science and Technology Branch, Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 44:5534-9. 2010
    ..They can also be used as a complement to the PUF disk sampler for capturing broader classes of compounds, or as a replacement for PUF disks entirely, especially when longer than quarterly deployment periods are desired...
  21. doi request reprint Temporal trends of polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in liver tissue of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) from the Baltic Sea, 1974-2008
    Johanna Kratzer
    Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Institute of Coastal Research, Department for Environmental Chemistry, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 84:1592-600. 2011
    ..However, the high concentrations of PFOS and continuing increasing concentrations of the longer chain PFCAs (C(12)-C(14)) shows that further work on the reduction of environmental emissions of PFCs are necessary...
  22. doi request reprint Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in landfill leachates
    Jan Busch
    Department for Environmental Chemistry, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany
    Environ Pollut 158:1467-71. 2010
    ..The mass flows of summation operatorPFCs into the aqueous environment ranged between 0.08 and 956 mg/day...
  23. doi request reprint Perfluoroalkyl acids in the Canadian environment: multi-media assessment of current status and trends
    Sarah B Gewurtz
    Conestoga Rovers and Associates, 651 Colby Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2V 1C2, Canada
    Environ Int 59:183-200. 2013
    ..We emphasize the importance of continued monitoring of multiple-media for determining future responses of environmental PFAA concentrations to voluntary and regulatory actions. ..
  24. doi request reprint Spatial distribution of polyfluoroalkyl compounds in dab (Limanda limanda) bile fluids from Iceland and the North Sea
    Lutz Ahrens
    Department for Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Mar Pollut Bull 60:145-8. 2010
    ..7 ng/g ww for PFNA to 0.04 ng/g ww for perfluorotetradecanoic acid (PFTeDA). Overall, the different spatial distribution of PFCs indicates different origin of sources and different transportation mechanism...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of annular diffusion denuder and high volume air samplers for measuring per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the atmosphere
    Lutz Ahrens
    Environment Canada, Science and Technology Branch, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3H 5T4
    Anal Chem 83:9622-8. 2011
    ..The results of this study improve our understanding of the gas-particle partitioning of PFASs, which is important for modeling their long-range transport in air...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reprint of: Temporal trends of polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in liver tissue of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) from the Baltic Sea, 1974-2008
    Johanna Kratzer
    Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Institute of Coastal Research, Department for Environmental Chemistry, D 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
    Chemosphere 85:253-61. 2011
    ..However, the high concentrations of PFOS and continuing increasing concentrations of the longer chain PFCAs (C(12)-C(14)) shows that further work on the reduction of environmental emissions of PFCs are necessary...
  27. doi request reprint Characterization of two passive air samplers for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances
    Lutz Ahrens
    Environment Canada, Air Quality Processes Research Section, Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 47:14024-33. 2013
    ..Ambient temperature was the dominant factor influencing the seasonal trend of PFASs. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint An improved method for the analysis of volatile polyfluorinated alkyl substances in environmental air samples
    Annika Jahnke
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre, Max Planck Str 1, 21502, Geesthacht, Germany
    Anal Bioanal Chem 387:965-75. 2007
    ..The applicability of the method was demonstrated by means of environmental air samples from an urban and a rural location in Northern Germany...
  29. doi request reprint Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in the aquatic environment: a review of their occurrence and fate
    Lutz Ahrens
    Department for Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, D 21502, Geesthacht, Germany
    J Environ Monit 13:20-31. 2011
    ..Finally, this article identifies knowledge gaps, presents conclusions and recommendations for future work...