Fingerprint and weathering characteristics of stranded oils after the Hebei Spirit oil spill SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Fingerprint and weathering characteristics of stranded oils after the Hebei Spirit oil spill
Author(s)
Yim, Un Hyuk; Ha, Sung Yong; An, Joon Geon; Won, Jong Ho; Han, Gi Myung; Hong, Sang Hee; Kim, Moonkoo; Jung, Jee-Hyun; Shim, Won Joon
KIOST Author(s)
Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)Ha, Sung Yong(하성용)An, Joon Geon(안준건)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Kim, Moonkoo(김문구)Jung, Jee Hyun(정지현)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2011-12-15
Abstract
After the Hebei Spirit oil spill in December 2007, mixtures of three types of Middle East crude oil were stranded along 375 km of coastline in Western Korea. Stranded oils were monitored for their identity and weathering status in 19 stations in three provinces. The results obtained using a weathering model indicated that evaporation would be a dominant weathering process immediately after the spill and the sequential changes of chemical composition in the field verified this prediction positively. In the early stages of weathering, the half-life of spilled oil was calculated to be 2.6 months. Tiered fingerprinting approaches identified background contamination and confirmed the identity of the stranded oils with the spill source. Double ratios using alkylated phenanthrenes and dibenzothiophenes in samples after the spill clearly reveal the impact of weathering on oil. However, to derive defensible fingerprinting for source identification and allocation, recalcitrant biomarkers are extremely useful. Weathering status of the stranded oils was evaluated using composition profiles of saturated hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and various weathering indices. Most samples collected 8 months after the spill were categorized in either the advanced or extreme weathering states. Gradual increase in toxic components in the residual oil through weathering emphasizes the need for adaptive ecotoxicological approaches. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0304-3894
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3778
DOI
10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.09.055
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, v.197, pp.60 - 69, 2011
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Subject
EXXON-VALDEZ OIL; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS; UNRESOLVED COMPLEX-MIXTURES; CRUDE-OIL; MARINE-ENVIRONMENT; GC-MS; PETROLEUM; IDENTIFICATION; SEDIMENTS; TOXICITY
Keywords
Hebei Spirit oil spill; Stranded oil; Fingerprinting; Weathering
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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