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Contents of Inorganic Elements in Shellfish and Geochemical Characteristics of Surface sediments on the West Coast of Korea
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  • Journal title : The Korean Journal of Malacology
  • Volume 28, Issue 3,  2012, pp.225-232
  • Publisher : The Malacological Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.9710/kjm.2012.28.3.225
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Contents of Inorganic Elements in Shellfish and Geochemical Characteristics of Surface sediments on the West Coast of Korea
Choi, Yoon Seok; Park, Kwang Jae; Song, Jae Hee; Yoon, Sang Pil; Chung, Sang Ok; An, Kyoung Ho;
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In order to evaluate the relationship of between the contents of inorganic elements in shellfish and surface sediments, we measured the concentration of inorganic elements (As, Ca, Cd, Cr, Fe, Hg, Li, Mn, Ni, P, Pb, Zn) in various shellfish and surface sediments of research area. The enrichment factor (EF) and the index of accumulation rate (Igeo) of the metals showed that the research areas can be classified as moderately polluted, or unpolluted. And also we measured the geochemical characteristics of surface sediments(grain size, chemical oxygen demand (COD), ignition loss (IL) and acid volatile sulfide (AVS). The grain sizes for research areas of surface sediment were similar the ratio of silt and clay in comparison with other sites. The COD and IL in surface sediment ranged from 5.41 to 14.06 mg/g. d.w. (mean mg/g d.w.) and from 0.92 to 3.17% (mean ), respectively. Siginificant differences in metal concentrations also were determinated in the shellfish tissue among the different sites. However, except for metals(Mn, Zn), which showed some elevation of concentrations, the variations in the shellfish tissue were not related to variations in the sediment.
Shellfish;Inorganic elements;Metal;Surface sediments;Enrichment factor;Geoaccumulation index;
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