Bioaccumulation Assessment Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Distribution In Commonly Consumed Food Crops In Industrialised Site Located At Osisioma Aba, Abia State

EKIKERE NELSON | 75 pages (16849 words) | Projects
Biochemistry | Co Authors: UDO

ABSTRACT

 This study investigated the concentration of PAHs bioaccumulation in soil and selected commonly consumed fruits; orange(Citrus sinensis), pawpaw(Carica papaya),star apple(Chrysophyllum albidum),vegetables; fluted pumpkin(Telferia occidentalis), waterleaf(Talinum triangulare), bitter leaf{ Vernocia amygdalina),tubers; yam(Dioscorea spp.)cassava(Manihot esculenta),cocoyam(Colocacia antiquorum),nuts;coconut(Cocos nucifera),palm kernel nut(Cola acuminate),and kolanut(Cola acuminate) collected from an industrialized site located at Osisioma Ngwa in Aba, Abia State Nigeria, PAH are organic compounds formed by two or more fused aromatic rings originating from natural and anthropogenic sources, such as incomplete combustions, industrial incinerations, transport, or controlled spills. Twelve selected food crops and soil were analyzed and the concentrations of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined .The total concentration of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons was found to be 59.32 mg/kg and 13.00mg/kg dry weight in analyzed food samples and soil respectively. The highest level of total PAHs was detected in star apple whereas the lowest concentration was found in cassava. Yam, cocoyam, coconut, kola nut and pawpaw were below detection limit. Fruits and vegetables may have high affinity for a variety of PAHs compared to tubers and nuts .The average values for the estimated daily intake of B(a)peq across age groups were significantly above the DPR intervention limit of 0.01. The LMWPAH/HMW-PAH ratios observed from this study was

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APA

EKIKERE, N (2023). Bioaccumulation Assessment Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Distribution In Commonly Consumed Food Crops In Industrialised Site Located At Osisioma Aba, Abia State. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Jul 16, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/bioaccumulation-assessment-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-distribution-in-commonly-consumed-food-crops-in-industrialised-site-located-at-osisioma-aba-abia-state-7-2

MLA 8th

NELSON, EKIKERE. "Bioaccumulation Assessment Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Distribution In Commonly Consumed Food Crops In Industrialised Site Located At Osisioma Aba, Abia State" Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 19 Sep. 2023, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/bioaccumulation-assessment-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-distribution-in-commonly-consumed-food-crops-in-industrialised-site-located-at-osisioma-aba-abia-state-7-2. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

NELSON, EKIKERE. "Bioaccumulation Assessment Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Distribution In Commonly Consumed Food Crops In Industrialised Site Located At Osisioma Aba, Abia State". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 19 Sep. 2023. Web. 16 Jul. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/bioaccumulation-assessment-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-distribution-in-commonly-consumed-food-crops-in-industrialised-site-located-at-osisioma-aba-abia-state-7-2 >.

Chicago

NELSON, EKIKERE. "Bioaccumulation Assessment Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Distribution In Commonly Consumed Food Crops In Industrialised Site Located At Osisioma Aba, Abia State" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2023). Accessed 16 Jul. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/bioaccumulation-assessment-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-distribution-in-commonly-consumed-food-crops-in-industrialised-site-located-at-osisioma-aba-abia-state-7-2

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