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Title: Analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in lebanese surficial sediments: a focus on the regions of Tripoli, Jounieh, Dora, and Tyre
Authors: Manneh, Rima 
Abi Ghanem, Carine
Khalaf, Gaby
Najjar, Elie
Khoury, Bilal El 
Iaaly, Amal 
Zakhem, Henri El 
Affiliations: Department of Chemical Engineering 
Department of Chemistry 
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Department of Chemical Engineering 
Keywords: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Subjects: Marine sediments
Issue Date: 2016
Part of: Marine pollution bulletin
Volume: 110
Issue: 1
Start page: 578
End page: 583
This paper aims to identify the concentrations of PAHs in the sediments of four coastal zones in Lebanon and determine their possible sources and effects. For each region (Tripoli, Jounieh, Dora, and Tyre), sampling, lyophilization, Soxhlet extraction, rotary evaporation, and gas chromatography were performed on 11, 10, 7, and 11 samples, respectively. The total PAHs concentrations ranged from 1.22 to 731.93 μg/kg dry weight. The lowest concentrations were found in Tyre and the highest in Dora and Jounieh. The level of PAHs was classified as low to moderate and their source was mainly pyrogenic.
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.058
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Chemical Engineering

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