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Academia Journal of Scientific Research 5(11): 541-546, November 2017
DOI: 10.15413/ajsr.2017.0426
ISSN: 2315-7712
2017 Academia Publishing 

Abstract

 


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) concentration of oysters from the inter-tidal flat of the west coast in Korea
 

Accepted 22nd September, 2017

 
Yoon-Seok Choi1* and Hyun-Jeong Lim2

1Tidal Flat Research Center, National Institute Fisheries Science (NIFS), Gunsan 54014, Republic of Korea.
2West Sea Fisheries Research Institute, National Institute Fisheries Science (NIFS), Incheon 22383, Republic of Korea.
 

Oyster samples were collected from the inter-tidal area of the west coast in Korea to measure the concentration level of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) prioritized by the US-EPA using GC/MS. Concentration of ΣPAHs in the oyster specimens ranged from 21 to 141 ng/g wet weight, the concentration of ΣBenzo[a]pyrene ranged from 0.02 to 5.61 ng/g and the concentration of toxicity equivalent factor (TEF) for ΣBenzo[a]pyrene ranged from 0.12 to 6.51 ng/g, respectively. To find out origin of PAHs, researchers assessed the ratio of phenanthrene/anthracene and the ratio of fluoranthene/pyrene. Every value of the ratios was more than 9, which means contamination of sources were petrogenic, but the benzopyrene concentration level of all the specimens were below than the permitted level of residual quantity in fisheries products of the EU. Therefore, it seems the oysters of this area are safe for human consumption.

Keywords: PAHs, Oyster, TEF, Petrogenic.

 

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article as:
Choi YS, Lim HJ (2017). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) concentration of oysters from the inter-tidal flat of the west coast in Korea. Acad. J. Sci. Res. 5(11): 541-546.

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