Dispersion of organic contaminants from wastewater treatment outfall in Masan Bay, Korea
- Dispersion of organic contaminants from wastewater treatment outfall in Masan Bay, Korea
- Kannan, N.; Hong, S.H.; Yim, U.H.; Kim, N.S.; Ha, S.Y.; Li, D.; Shim, W.J.
- KIOST Author(s)
- Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희); Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁); Ha, Sung Yong(하성용); Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
- Masan Bay is a land locked shallow water system with poor water circulation. The bay is surrounded by thickly populated cities with considerable industrialization. A wastewater tratment plant (WWTP) manages both domestic and industrial sewage from Masan and Changwon cites and empties the treated water into the bay. Since persistent chemicals of toxic nature escape this process an experiment was designed to investigate in sediments the distribution and dissipation of 5 major groups of agro- and industrial chemicals (51 chemicals in total) from the point of discharge in all directions of the bay. Target chemicals showed patterns of distribution that agreed with expected spatial ditribution model and minor deviations due to diffuse sources of input (e. g. runoff from streams and creeks; ship building and port activities). Thus it is understood that WWTP plays an important role in distributing pollutants to Masan Bay. © 2010 The Korean Society of Environmental Risk Assessment and Health Science and Springer.
- Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, v.2, no.3, pp.200 - 206, 2010
- Ocean outfall; Persistent organic pollutants; Point source; Tracking, Dissipation; Waste water treatment plant
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