Petroleum hydrocarbon contaminations in the intertidal seawater after the Hebei Spirit oil spill - Effect of tidal cycle on the TPH concentrations and the chromatographic characterization of seawater extracts SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Petroleum hydrocarbon contaminations in the intertidal seawater after the Hebei Spirit oil spill - Effect of tidal cycle on the TPH concentrations and the chromatographic characterization of seawater extracts
Author(s)
Kim, Moonkoo; Hong, Sang Hee; Won, Jongho; Yim, Un Hyuk; Jung, Jee-Hyun; Ha, Sung Yong; An, Joon Geon; Joo, Changkyu; Kim, Eunsic; Han, Gi Myung; Baek, Seongho; Choi, Hyun-Woo; Shim, Won Joon
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Moonkoo(김문구)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)Jung, Jee Hyun(정지현)Ha, Sung Yong(하성용)An, Joon Geon(안준건)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Choi, Hyun Woo(최현우)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2013-02-01
Abstract
In December 2007, the oil tanker Hebei Spirit released approximately 12,547,000 L of crude oil off the west coast of Korea, impacting more than 375 km of coastline. The seawater TPH concentrations immediately after the spill ranged from 1.5 to 7310 mu g L-1, with an average of 732 mu g L-1. The concentrations appeared to decrease drastically to 2.0-224 mu g L-1 in one month after the spill. The TPH concentrations in seawater fluctuated with time thereafter because of the remobilization of oil by continuing shoreline cleanup activities and subsequent wave/tidal actions. Seawater TPH concentrations were much higher during high tide than during low tide due to the resuspension of stranded oil. The variation of TPH levels in seawater also matched the spring-neap tidal cycle in the study areas for the first three weeks of the study. Comparisons of the gas chromatograms of the seawater with the water accommodated fraction and the cargo oil indicated that seawater samples were contaminated mainly by the dispersed droplets of spilled oil. One year of monitoring revealed that the oil content in seawater had clearly decreased at most sites, although some regional fluctuations of oil contamination were noted until June 2008. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0043-1354
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3265
DOI
10.1016/j.watres.2012.10.050
Bibliographic Citation
WATER RESEARCH, v.47, no.2, pp.758 - 768, 2013
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
EXXON-VALDEZ-OIL; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS; PRINCE-WILLIAM-SOUND; KING-GEORGE ISLAND; CRUDE-OIL; COASTAL WATERS; PENINSULAR MALAYSIA; ADMIRALTY BAY; SEDIMENTS; BIODEGRADATION
Keywords
Total petroleum hydrocarbon; Oil spill; Seawater; Tidal cycle; Hebei Spirit
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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