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AuthorMustafa Hassan, Hassan
AuthorB. Castillo, Azenith
AuthorYigiterhan, Oguz
AuthorAli Elobaid, Elnaiem
AuthorAl-Obaidly, Abdulrahman
AuthorAl-Ansari, Ebrahim
AuthorPhilip Obbard, Jeffrey
Available date2018-09-19T09:09:03Z
Publication Date2017-11-04
Publication NameMarine Pollution Bulletinen_US
Identifierhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.10.093
CitationHassan HM. , Castillo AB. , Yigiterhan O. , Elobaid EA. , Al-Obaidly A. , Al-Ansari E. , Obbard JP. 2018 . “ Baseline concentrations and distributions of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in surface sediments from the Qatar marine environment”. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Volume 126, P.p. 58 – 62
ISSN0025-326X
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/11089
AbstractCoastal sediments in marine waters of Qatar have the potential of being contaminated by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) due to extensive petroleum exploration and transportation activities within Qatar's Marine Exclusive Economic Zone. In this study, the concentration and distribution of sixteen PAHs classed as USEPA priority pollutants were measured in sediments from the eastern Qatari coast. PAHs were recovered from sediments via accelerated solvent extraction and then analyzed using Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry. Total concentrations of the PAHs were in the range of 3.15–14.35 μg/kg, and the spatial distribution of PAHs is evaluated in the context of sediment total organic content, depth and the grain size together with and the proximity of petroleum exploration and transportation activities. The data show that the concentrations of PAHs within the study area were in the low-range, suggesting a low risk to marine organisms and limited transfer of PAHs into the food web.
Languageen
PublisherElsevier
SubjectQatar-marine coastal sediments
SubjectArabian Gulf
SubjectPolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
SubjectGrain size
SubjectTotal organic carbon (TOC)
SubjectCorrelation analysis
TitleBaseline concentrations and distributions of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in surface sediments from the Qatar marine environment
TypeArticle
Pagination58-62
Volume Number126
dc.identifier.essn 1879-3363


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