Marine Organic Micropollutants: A Case Study of the Sundarban Mangrove Wetland

Marine Organic Micropollutants: A Case Study of the Sundarban Mangrove Wetland

by Santosh Kumar Sarkar

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319433004
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Series: SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 89
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Santosh Kumar Sarkar is a Professor in the Department of Marine Science, University of Calcutta. His research interests lie in the fields of environmental geochemistry, coastal pollution and ecotoxicology.

Table of Contents


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1. Introduction

2.Characteristics features of the organic micropollutants

3.Micropollutants in marine sediments

4.Level of organochlorine pesticides (DDTs and HCHs) in sediments

4.1 Factors affecting proper application of Pesticides

5.Level of PCBs in sediments

6.Level of PAHs in sediments

7.PAHs in core sediments in Sundarban mangrove wetland : A case study

7.1 Introduction

7.2Materials and Methods

7.3 Study area and Sampling sites

7.4 Sample collection and preservation

7.5 Instrumental analyses

7.6 Quality assurance and quality control

7.7 Statistical analyses

7.8 Results and Discussion

7.9 Sediment geochemistry and PAH accumulation

7.10 Distribution of individual PAHs

7.11Assessment of Diagnostic Ratios

7.12 Assessment of sediment quality using environmental quality thresholds

7.13Comparative account of PAH accumulation in sediments

7.14 Conclusion

8. Accumulation of micropollutants in marine biota

9. Ecotoxicological Concerns

10. Conclusion and Recommendations



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