Kaiser, David, Schulz-Bull, Detlef E. and Waniek, Joanna J. (2016) Profiles and inventories of organic pollutants in sediments from the central Beibu Gulf and its coastal mangroves. Chemosphere, 153 . pp. 39-47. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.03.041.

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Abstract

Sediment cores from the central Beibu Gulf and its northern coastal mangroves were analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), the organo-chlorine pesticides dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), to reconstruct the organic pollution history of developing south-west China. Reflecting regional development, in the gulf ∑PAH (38–74 ng g−1) decreased towards the surface after peak concentrations near 10 cm, while ∑DDT (ND – 0.5 ng g−1) increased due to fresh inputs, and HCB (ND – 0.04 ng g−1) occurred only in surface sediments. Profiles in mangrove sediments showed a continuing local scale increase in ∑PAH (29–438 ng g−1) as well as ∑DDT (0.2–41.0 ng g−1) and HCB (0.01–1.01 ng g−1) pollution, despite some variability. No trend was evident for ∑PCB (ND – 0.22 ng g−1), which was not detected in the central gulf. Calculated loads estimate that 2816 ng cm−2 PAHs and 7 ng cm−2 DDTs are stored in depositional areas of the Beibu Gulf. Mangrove sediments, threatened by land-use-change, contain 1400–4600 ng cm−2 PAHs and 34–39 ng cm−2 DDTs.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: Affiliations > Not ZMT
Biogeochemistry and Geology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.03.041
ISSN: 00456535
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 12:01
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 12:59
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/2290

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