Composition of PAHs and organochlorines in Manila clams (Ruditapes philippinarum) in the intertidal zone of the mid-western coast of Korea.

Title
Composition of PAHs and organochlorines in Manila clams (Ruditapes philippinarum) in the intertidal zone of the mid-western coast of Korea.
Author(s)
양동범; 주효정; 유준; 김경태; 최청일; 홍기훈
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Kyung Tae(김경태)
Publication Year
2003-11-06
Abstract
The composition of PAHs and organochlorines were studied in Manila clams (Ruditapes philippinarum) collected on the western coast of Korea. MW202 and MW228 appeared as important individual PAH compounds in the intertidal sediments implying that pyrolytic PAH is a major 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 is discussed.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/32094
Bibliographic Citation
Proceedings of the Yellow Sea International Symposium November 6-7, 2003, Ansan, Korea., pp.143 - 158, 2003
Publisher
한국해양학회
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
한국해양학회
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Research Interests

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

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