%0 Journal Article
	%A Belin Tavakoly Sany and  Aishah Salleh and  Abdul Halim Sulaiman and  Ghazaleh Monazami Tehrani
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 69, 2012
	%T Ecological Risk Assessment of Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the North Port, Malaysia
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5821
	%V 69
	%X The pollution of sediments sampled from the North
Port by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was investigated.
Concentrations of PAHs estimated in the port sediments ranged from
199 to 2851.2 μg/kg dw. The highest concentration was found which
is closed to the Berth line, this locations affected by intensive
shipping activities and Land based runoff and they were dominated
by the high molecular weight PAHs (4–6- rings). Source
identification showed that PAHs originated mostly from the
pyrogenic source either from the combustion of fossil fuels, grass,
wood and coal (majority of the samples). Ecological Risk Assessment
on the port sediments presented that slightly adverse ecological
effects to biological community are expected to occur at the vicinity
of the stations 1 and 4. Thus PAHs are not considered as pollutants of
concern in the North Port.
	%P 570 - 573