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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0269-7491(01)00341-4
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-397


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.