Distribution and bioavailability of PAHs, PCBs and organochlorine pesticides on the western coast of Korea

Title
Distribution and bioavailability of PAHs, PCBs and organochlorine pesticides on the western coast of Korea
Author(s)
양동범; 주효정; 유준; 김경태; 최청일; 홍기훈
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Kyung Tae(김경태)
Publication Year
2003-11-28
Abstract
The distribution and bioavailability of PAHs and organochlorines in the intertidal sediments and in Manila clams collected on the western coast of Korea was studied. MW202 and MW228 appeared as important individual PAH compounds implying that pyrolytic PAH is an important source for PAHs in the study area. For Manila clams collected during this study BSAF of phenanthrene and pyrene were calculated to be 0.058∼0.379 and 0.020∼0.126 gOC/g lipid respectively. Tetra-chloro CB appeared to be the most important congener of PCBs found in the intertidal sediments. Penta-chloro CB accounted for 29.4∼58.1% of total PCBs found in Manila clams. Highly chlorinated PCBs were more commonly found in mussel tissues than in clam tissues. β-HCH concentration in Manila clams was significantly higher than that in oyster and in A. Amurensis (starfish). The reason for the different accumulation pattern of organic pollutants in diverse organisms are discussed.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/32030
Bibliographic Citation
Proceedings for the 1st Joint Korea/Japan Workshop on Marine Environmental Engineering, pp.87 - 97, 2003
Publisher
한국해양환경공학회
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
한국해양환경공학회
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Research Interests

Management of marine environment,Marine pollution,Trace metal(Heavy metal),해양환경관리,해양오염,미량금속(중금속)

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