Polychlorinated biphenyls in marine sediments from major bays of Korea

Title
Polychlorinated biphenyls in marine sediments from major bays of Korea
Author(s)
홍상희; 오재룡; 임운혁; 심원준; 최혜경; 이인숙
KIOST Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2002-08-04
Abstract
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in surface sediments collected from at five major bays in Korea, where industrial complex, metropolises and harbor are located. The purpose of this study was to identify the status of PCBs and regional difference. The highest level of PCBs was found at inner harbor area of Pusan Bay. Among five bays, Pusan Bay was highly contaminated with PCBs. Total PCB concentrations were in the rang of 0.55 – 16.0 ng/g in Kyeonggi Bay, 0.22 – 2.90 ng/g in Kwangyang Bay, 5.71 – 199 ng/g in Pusan Bay, 2.06 – 22.3 ng/g in Ulsan Bay, and 0.56 – 72.8 ng/g in Youngil Bay, respectively. The distribution patterns indicated that harbor or industrial activities were the local pollution sources. The regional differences of PCB compositions were also observed among the bays according to source type and environmental conditions.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/32533
Bibliographic Citation
VIII International Congress of Ecology, pp.80, 2002
Publisher
International Association for Ecology
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
International Association for Ecology
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Research Interests

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

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