Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope signatures linked to anthropogenic toxic substances pollution in a highly industrialized area of South Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope signatures linked to anthropogenic toxic substances pollution in a highly industrialized area of South Korea
Author(s)
Hong, Seongjin; Lee, Yeonjung; Yoon, Seo Joon; Lee, Junghyun; Kang, Sujin; Won, Eun-Ji; Hur, Jin; Khim, Jong Seong; Shin, Kyung-Hoon
KIOST Author(s)
Lee, Yeonjung(이연정)
Publication Year
2019-07
Abstract
Sources of organic matter in a polluted coastal embayment (Lake Sihwa) indicated that delta C-13 and delta N-15 of suspended particulate matter (SPM) and sediments could be distinguished by land-use type and surrounding activities. Specifically, low delta N-15 occurred in inland creeks near industrial complex, where severe contamination by persistent toxic substances (PTSs) is evidenced. To identify the sources of N-15-depleted organic matter and PTSs, the SPM and/or sediments were collected along similar to 8 km of the Singil Creek and in stormwater drainage pipes that carried pollutants to the creeks from upland areas. Results indicated that stormwater originating in industrial areas was the main source of low delta N-15 and elevated PTSs, which appeared to flow into stormwater drains with rainwater and eventually into the creeks at stormwater outfalls. To improve the water quality of inland creeks, it will be necessary to reduce the amount of untreated stormwater entering stormwater drainage system from industrial complex.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/40330
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.05.006
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.144, pp.152 - 159, 2019
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS; ORGANIC-MATTER SOURCES; LAKE SHIHWA; COASTAL SEDIMENTS; STYRENE OLIGOMERS; DIOXIN-LIKE; DISTRIBUTIONS; IDENTIFICATION; ENVIRONMENT; RAINFALL
Keywords
PAHs; Styrene oligomers; Alkylphenols; AhR activity; Source identification; Sediments
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

Marine biogeochemistry,Stable isotope ecology,해양생지화학,안정동위원소 생태학

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