Distributions of organochlorine pesticides in sediment and aquatic biota: Benzenehexachlorides (BHCS) / Azlina Mat Saad and Fadli Fizari Abu Hassan Asari

Mat Saad, Azlina and Hassan Asari, Fadli Fizari Abu (2019) Distributions of organochlorine pesticides in sediment and aquatic biota: Benzenehexachlorides (BHCS) / Azlina Mat Saad and Fadli Fizari Abu Hassan Asari. In: e-proceedings Design Decoded 2019, 19 / 20 June 2019, Mangrove Tourism Complex, Sungai Merbok 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah.

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Abstract

The usage of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), which is also known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), is either prohibited or restricted. However, a number of studies on sediments and aquatic biotas including fish and shellfish revealed that most of the compounds for instance Benzenehexachlorides (BHCs) group are still present in the
environment. Aquatic biotas can be used as bioindicator to monitor the concentrations of BHCs in the aquatic systems
such as rivers and oceans. At the same time, sediments can also be used to investigate the existence of BHCs in the
environment. Sediments serve as a home for benthic biota such as worms and clams, which are commonly consumed
by fish and benthic feeders. OCPs are easily absorbed on suspended particulate organic matter due to their high
octanol–water partition coefficient (Kow) which accumulated in bed sediments, which makes the sediments as potential contamination source.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Mat Saad, Azlina
linasaad139@yahoo.com
Hassan Asari, Fadli Fizari Abu
fizari754@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history - Biology > Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history - Biology > Ecology > Ecosystem health
Q Science > QH Natural history - Biology > Ecology > Toxicity testing
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: e-proceedings Design Decoded 2019
Event Dates: 19 / 20 June 2019
Page Range: pp. 28-39
Item ID: 34119
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs), Benzenehexachlorides (BHCs), Shellfish, Sediment
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34119

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