The first observation of antifouling organotin compounds and booster biocides in sediments from Samsun Port area, Black Sea, Turkey

Çetintürk K., Ünlü S.

Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol.176, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 176
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113408
  • Journal Name: Marine Pollution Bulletin
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Artic & Antarctic Regions, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, Environment Index, Geobase, MEDLINE, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Sediment contamination, Antifouling organotin compounds, Booster biocides, Samsun port, Multivariate statistical analysis, Sediment quality, SURFACE SEDIMENTS, BASE-LINE, BUTYLTIN CONTAMINATION, COASTAL SEDIMENTS, MARINE-SEDIMENTS, NUCELLA-LAPILLUS, TRIBUTYLTIN TBT, FRESH-WATER, ESTUARY, ACCUMULATION
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Elsevier LtdThe distribution of antifouling organotin compounds (OTCs) and booster biocides in surface sediments of Samsun Port (Black Sea, Turkey) in September 2014 was investigated by gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC–MS/MS) method. The total organotin concentrations ranged from <1.0 to 669.6 ng/g, dw. Among the studied booster biocides, Diuron (<1.0–11.28 ng/g) was found in 70.58% of the investigated sediments, while Irgarol (<1.0–26.53 ng/g) was detected in two stations. Traces of fresh input organotin and high Irgarol were found at the park/repairment points of the port. The Principal Component Analysis (PCA) showed that sediment characteristic types and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) were the main relevant parameters in the accumulation of antifouling contamination in the Port area. In comparison with several types of environmental sediment quality criteria, Samsun Port is highly polluted area. The concentrations of OTCs and Diuron maybe used as a baseline reference level for future monitoring programs in Turkish Ports.