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Article: Brown mussels (Perna perna) and semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs) as indicators of organic pollutants in the South African marine environment
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TitleBrown mussels (Perna perna) and semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs) as indicators of organic pollutants in the South African marine environment
 
AuthorsDegger, N3
Wepener, V3
Richardson, BJ2
Wu, RSS1
 
Issue Date2011
 
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/marpolbul
 
CitationMarine Pollution Bulletin, 2011, v. 63 n. 5-12, p. 91-97 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.04.024
 
AbstractA distinct lack of historical and current data on the status of organic pollutant contaminants within the South African marine environment is evident. This has highlighted the need for more current organic pollutant assessments. Reference mussels and SPMDs were transplanted at five South African harbour sites to assess organic bioaccumulation in brown mussels (Perna perna) and semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs). Spatial patterns of PAH and PCB contaminants were determined by GC-MS and GC-ECD after appropriate sample preparation. Significant (p<. 0.05) spatial differences were observed between the sites. Results indicate no correlations between the passive device and the transplanted mussels; however the SPMDs provided complementary information on the presence of dioxin-like PCBs within the environment not detected by the mussel. The results indicate that information provided by both the mussels and SPMDs allow for a more in depth scrutiny of environmental conditions as a result of anthropogenic influence. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
 
ISSN0025-326X
2012 Impact Factor: 2.531
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.054
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.04.024
 
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dc.contributor.authorWepener, V
 
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, BJ
 
dc.contributor.authorWu, RSS
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:25:56Z
 
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dc.description.abstractA distinct lack of historical and current data on the status of organic pollutant contaminants within the South African marine environment is evident. This has highlighted the need for more current organic pollutant assessments. Reference mussels and SPMDs were transplanted at five South African harbour sites to assess organic bioaccumulation in brown mussels (Perna perna) and semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs). Spatial patterns of PAH and PCB contaminants were determined by GC-MS and GC-ECD after appropriate sample preparation. Significant (p<. 0.05) spatial differences were observed between the sites. Results indicate no correlations between the passive device and the transplanted mussels; however the SPMDs provided complementary information on the presence of dioxin-like PCBs within the environment not detected by the mussel. The results indicate that information provided by both the mussels and SPMDs allow for a more in depth scrutiny of environmental conditions as a result of anthropogenic influence. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
 
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.04.024
 
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.054
 
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dc.subject.meshAnimals
 
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Monitoring - instrumentation - methods
 
dc.subject.meshMembranes, Artificial
 
dc.subject.meshPermeability
 
dc.subject.meshPerna - metabolism
 
dc.subject.meshPolychlorinated Biphenyls - analysis - metabolism
 
dc.subject.meshPolycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic - analysis - metabolism
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. City University of Hong Kong
  3. University of Johannesburg