Assessment of tributyltin contamination in a shipyard area using a mussel transplantation approach SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Assessment of tributyltin contamination in a shipyard area using a mussel transplantation approach
Author(s)
Kim, Nam Sook; Shim, Won Joon; Yim, Un Hyuk; Ha, Sung Yong; Park, Pan Soo
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)Ha, Sung Yong(하성용)
Publication Year
2008
Abstract
Mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) were transplanted to seven stations around a large shipyard for 126 days to evaluate tributyltin (TBT) contamination. Although the application of TBT-based paints to ships is totally banned in Korea, butyltin compounds were found to accumulate in mussels following transplantation. Concentrations of TBT and total butyltins in transplanted mussels near the shipyard were in the range of 40-350 ng Sn/g and 74-530 ng Sn/g on a dry weight basis, respectively. Obviously, low TBT concentrations (6.0-53 ng Sn/g dw) were determined in mussels at four stations outside the shipyard. A negative gradient of TBT concentrations and TBT portion to total butyltin concentrations were found in both the surface water and transplanted mussels according to distance from the shipyard. In addition, TBT concentrations in surface water and transplanted mussels showed significant correlation (r(2)=0.71; p < 0.001). These results indicate that the shipyard still releases fresh TBT into surrounding waters even after TBT regulation in Korea, and mussel transplantation is useful in evaluating TBT contamination in shipyard area. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4590
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.05.010
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.57, no.6-12, pp.883 - 888, 2008
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
ORGANOTIN CONTAMINATION; COASTAL WATERS; MYTILUS-EDULIS; SEDIMENTS; KOREA; POLLUTION; BUTYLTIN; TBT; ENVIRONMENT; OYSTERS
Keywords
tributyltin; transplantation; mussels; shipyard; Korea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article; Proceedings Paper
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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