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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (IJER)   WINTER 2009 , Volume 3 , Number 1; Page(s) 117 To 120.
 
Paper: 

OCCURRENCE AND DIAGENETIC EVOLUTION OF PERYLENE IN THE SEDIMENTS OF OGINIGBA CREEK, SOUTHERN NIGERIA

 
 
Author(s):  AGBOZU I.E., OPUENE K.*
 
* INDUSTRIAL LABORATORY, OB/OB GAS PLANT, NIGERIAN AGIP OIL COMPANY LTD., PMB 35, OMOKU, RIVERS STATE, NIGERI
 
Abstract: 

Perylene and penta-aromatic hydrocarbons were determined in sediments as part of a study that was dedicated to the aquatic ecosystem of Oginigba Creek (southern Nigeria) in order tocarry out a critical corroboration of occurrence and diagenetic evolution of perylene in the sediments of the creek. The results show that the annual mean levels of perylene ranged from 396.27– 507.19 mg/g dry weight at the various Stations. The observed values for total penta-aromatic hydrocarbons were high (867.3 – 1243.14mg/g dry weight) in all the stations sampled One origin index or concentration ratio of Ip/Ip+BghiP was also used to evaluate the suitability of the penta-aromatic hydrocarbons as a tracer to distinguish between contaminations arising from different sources. The values for the sampling stations therefore ranged from 0.41 to 0.81. A critical appraisal of the PAH index, consequently, suggested that petroleum combustion is the major penta-aromatic hydrocarbon source in the sediments of the creek. The PAH group profile shows that perylene was high in the sediments and would pose apparent effects in fauna. The high concentration of perylene in the sediments was also indicative of an in situ biogenic derivation. Furthermore, a concentration of perylene³ 31.88% of total penta-aromatic hydrocarbons established a credible diagenetic origin.

 
Keyword(s): OGINIGBA CREEK, PERYLENE, PENTA-AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS, SEDIMENTS, DIAGENETIC ORIGIN
 
 
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AGBOZU, I., & OPUENE, K. (2009). OCCURRENCE AND DIAGENETIC EVOLUTION OF PERYLENE IN THE SEDIMENTS OF OGINIGBA CREEK, SOUTHERN NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (IJER), 3(1), 117-120. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=123853



Vancouver: Copy

AGBOZU I.E., OPUENE K.. OCCURRENCE AND DIAGENETIC EVOLUTION OF PERYLENE IN THE SEDIMENTS OF OGINIGBA CREEK, SOUTHERN NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (IJER). 2009 [cited 2021July27];3(1):117-120. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=123853



IEEE: Copy

AGBOZU, I., OPUENE, K., 2009. OCCURRENCE AND DIAGENETIC EVOLUTION OF PERYLENE IN THE SEDIMENTS OF OGINIGBA CREEK, SOUTHERN NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (IJER), [online] 3(1), pp.117-120. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=123853.



 
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