Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentration and composition determined in farmed blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) in a sea loch pre- and post-closure of an aluminium smelter.

@article{McIntosh2004PolycyclicAH,
  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentration and composition determined in farmed blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) in a sea loch pre- and post-closure of an aluminium smelter.},
  author={Alistair D McIntosh and Colin F. Moffat and Gill Packer and Lynda Webster},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={209-18}
}
Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (2- to 6-ring parent and branched PAH) from an actively producing commercial shellfish farm in Loch Leven, Scotland, were found in excess of 4000 ng g(-1) wet weight tissue. These concentrations were considerably greater than had been recorded from mussels sampled elsewhere around the Scottish mainland. The PAH composition of the mussels from Loch Leven was dominated by the 5-ring, parent compounds; benzo[b]fluoranthene was the dominant… CONTINUE READING