Assessment of TBT and organic booster biocide contamination in seawater from coastal areas of South Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Assessment of TBT and organic booster biocide contamination in seawater from coastal areas of South Korea
Author(s)
Kim, Nam Sook; Shim, Won Joon; Yim, Un Hyuk; Hong, Sang Hee; Ha, Sung Yong; Han, Gi Myung; Shin, Kyung-Hoon
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Ha, Sung Yong(하성용)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)
Publication Year
2014-01-15
Abstract
Seawater samples from major enclosed bays, fishing ports, and harbors of Korea were analyzed to determine levels of tributyltin (TBT) and booster biocides, which are antifouling agents used as alternatives to TBT. TBT levels were in the range of not detected (nd) to 23.9 ng Sn/L. Diuron and Irgarol 1051, at concentration ranges of 35-1360 ng/L and nd to 14 ng/L, respectively, were the most common alternative biocides present in seawater, with the highest concentrations detected in fishing ports. Hot spots were identified where TBT levels exceeded environmental quality targets even 6 years after a total ban on its use in Korea. Diuron exceeded the UK environmental quality standard (EQS) value in 73% of the fishing port samples, 64% of the major bays, and 42% of the harbors. Irgarol 1051 levels were marginally below the Dutch and UK EQS values at all sites. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2875
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.10.043
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.78, no.1-2, pp.201 - 208, 2014
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
ANTIFOULING BIOCIDES; BUTYLTIN CONTAMINATION; ORGANOTIN COMPOUNDS; IRGAROL 1051; BAY SYSTEM; SEDIMENTS; TRIBUTYLTIN; IMPACT; WATERS; DIURON
Keywords
TBT; Diuron; Irgarol 1051; Alternative biocides; Antifouling paint
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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