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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Author(s)

  • N. Degger
  • V. Wepener
  • B. J. Richardson
  • R. S S Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-97
Journal / PublicationMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume63
Issue number5-12
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Abstract

A 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

Research Area(s)

  • PAHs, PCBs, Perna perna, Semi-permeable membrane devices, South Africa

Citation Format(s)

Brown mussels (Perna perna) and semi-permeable membrane devices (SPMDs) as indicators of organic pollutants in the South African marine environment. / Degger, N.; Wepener, V.; Richardson, B. J.; Wu, R. S S.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 63, No. 5-12, 2011, p. 91-97.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review