Development and evaluation of sediment quality index based on organic pollutants and heavy metals in Masan Bay, Korea

Title
Development and evaluation of sediment quality index based on organic pollutants and heavy metals in Masan Bay, Korea
Author(s)
심원준; 홍상희; 하성용; 안준건; 한기명
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Ha, Sung Yong(하성용)An, Joon Geon(안준건)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)
Publication Year
2011-03-08
Abstract
A sediment quality index (SQI) was applied for the assessment of sediment quality in Masan Bay, Korea where metals and organic pollutants are of concern. The SQI was calculated by two functions, ‘scope’ (the number of variables that do not meet guideline objective) and ‘amplitude’ (the magnitude by which variables exceed guideline objective), with six different sediment quality guideline values from Canada, USA and Australia/New Zealand. Categorization of sediment quality was on the basis of SQI scores. The SQI values were compared with six guideline values applied. The SQI values were severely influenced by a few variables (e.g. dioxin) of high exceedance in the degree of non-compliance. The SQI values were very dependent on both the number and values of guideline variables used in index calculation. Nevertheless, the SQI could provide integrated and simplified information from a large numbers of chemical data set.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/28465
Bibliographic Citation
UNU International Symposium on Existing and Emerging Chemicals in the Environment, pp.59 - 62, 2011
Publisher
United
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
United
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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