Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) distributions in the Bay of Marmara sea: Izmit Bay

Telli-Karakoc F., Tolun L., Henkelmann B., Klimm C., Okay O., Schramm K.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, vol.119, no.3, pp.383-397, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0269-7491(01)00341-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-397
  • Keywords: Marmara Sea-Izmit Bay, sea water, sediment, mussel, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, SURFACE SEDIMENTS, CONTAMINATION, METABOLISM, POLLUTION, TOXICITY, ENGLAND, HARBOR, GREECE, IMPACT, TURKEY
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


In 1999, the concentrations of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the total PAH and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were measured in sea water, sediment and mussels collected along the coast of izmit Bay, the most important bay of the Marmara Sea. The total-PAH concert I rations, measured by Spectrofluorornetry were in the range of 1.16-13.68 mug/l in sea water, in the range of 30.0-1670.0 mug/g dry weight in sediments and in the range from 5.67 to 14.81 mug/g wet weight in edible part of mussel.