Occurrence and spatial distribution of organic contaminants in sediments from Chinhae Bay, Korea SCOPUS

Title
Occurrence and spatial distribution of organic contaminants in sediments from Chinhae Bay, Korea
Author(s)
Shim, W.J.; Hong, S.H.; Yim, U.H.; Li, D.; Kannan, N.
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)
Publication Year
2010
Abstract
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were monitored in surface sediment of Chinhae Bay, Korea. Sum (Σ) concentration (minimum, maximum and average - ng/g dry weight) ranged: ΣBTs (ng Sn/g): 12, 1230, 221; ΣPAHs: 54, 632, 182; nonylphenol: 107, 207, 148; bisphenol A: 4. 36, 135, 83; T-PCBs: 0. 64, 18, 3. 49; ΣDDT: 0. 19, 7. 36, 1. 15; ΣCHL: 0, 0. 49, 0. 06; ΣHCH: 0. 03, 0. 36, 0. 10. Among them BTs, PAHs, nonylphenol and bisphenol A were detected in all locations. Chlordanes, HCHs and DDTs were at low levels. Levels of tributyltin remained similar to levels in 1987-94. PAHs were within national average. Chinhae Bay derives its pollution from a) two poβible point sources, namely, industrial and urban activities from inner Masan Bay and shipping activities from Kohyon Bay; b) diffuse sources of various sorts. Spatial distribution and chemical composition of POPs together with their inter-relationships were investigated. © 2010 The Korean Society of Environmental Risk Assessment and Health Science and Springer.
ISSN
2005-9752
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4194
DOI
10.1007/BF03216493
Bibliographic Citation
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, v.2, no.2, pp.119 - 124, 2010
Keywords
Chinhae Bay; Contamination; Korea; Marine sediment; POPs
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
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