Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a benthic ecosystem in Gwangyang Bay, South Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a benthic ecosystem in Gwangyang Bay, South Korea
Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee; Kannan, Narayanan; Yim, Un Hyuk; Choi, Jin-Woo; Shim, Won Joon
KIOST Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2011-12
Abstract
Benthic ecosystem in Gwangyang Bay. a fast developing industrial area with steel production, port container handling, petroleum and other chemical processing in South Korea was studied. The average levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (Sigma PCB) in the benthic components were: seawater 2.99 +/- 0.13 (ng/L); sediment 294 +/- 118 (ng/g TOC); [biota = ng/g lipid] starfish 92; prawn 131 +/- 2; mussels 127 +/- 22; crab 182 +/- 114; clam 187; polychaeta 215; sea cucumber 497 +/- 90; squill 603 +/- 38; fish 396 +/- 159. Levels in the inner bay samples were higher than the outer bay samples suggesting land based pollution. Good correlation (r(2) = 0.79; p < 0.05) existed between PCB concentration and lipid content indicating partitioning processes in action. PCB signature in the abiotic and biotic components shows enrichment of lower chlorinated congeners emitted by a unique source nearby, viz, steel manufacturing plant. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3793
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.09.005
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.62, no.12, pp.2863 - 2868, 2011
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
CONGENER-SPECIFIC SURVEY; DIBENZO-P-DIOXINS; MASAN BAY; SEDIMENTS; WATER; FISH; CONTAMINATION; PESTICIDES; POLLUTANTS; ORGANISMS
Keywords
PCB; Benthic biota; Bioaccumulation; Input source
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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