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J Korean Soc Environ Eng 2015;37(3): 191-196. doi: https://doi.org/10.4491/KSEE.2015.37.3.191
제주외항 퇴적토 오염도 평가
이상민1, 김동수2, 이태윤1
1국립부경대학교 환경공학과
2국립부경대학교 바이오신소재공학과
Estimation of Contamination Level of Sediments Obtained from the Outport of Jeju Harbor
Sangmin Lee1, Dongsoo Kim2, Tae-yoon Lee1
1Department of Environmental Engineering, Pukyong National University
2Department of Marine Bio-Materials & Aquaculture, Pukyong National University
Corresponding author  Tae-yoon Lee ,Tel: 051-629-6530, Fax: 051-629-6523, Email: badger74w@pknu.ac.kr
Received: January 14, 2015;  Revised: March 12, 2015;  Accepted: March 23, 2015.  Published online: March 31, 2015.
ABSTRACT
In this study, physico-chemical properties and heavy metal contents of sediment samples were determined to characterize the current pollution levels of the sediments. Ignition loss of the samples obtained from outside of the harbor was relatively lower than that from the samples obtained inside of the harbor. Heavy metal pollution was not serious except Ni. Concentrations of Ni for J1, J3, and J4 exceeded 16 mg/kg. Thus, these areas were classified as lowest effect level according to Ontario sediment quality guidelines. Evaluation of sediments pollution using Igeo and R resulted as non-pollution for all considered metals, which indicated that no outer pollutants entered in the Jeju outport harbor. However, drastic increase of Cu concentrations was observed. Its concentration obviously increased toward the inside of the outport harbor. Therefore, careful attention and plan for the protection and remediation of sediments is required to maintain the cleanness of the Jeju outport harbor.
Key Words: Jeju Outport Harbor, Sediments, Evaluation of Pollution, Heavy Metals, Ignition Loss
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