CONCENTRATION OF HYDROCARBON IN WATER AND SEDIMENT IN SUEZ BAY, EGYPT
Keywords:PAHs, Suez Bay, Water, Sediment
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) were analyzed in water and sediment collected from some hot spots suffered from discharges of PAHs from many sources in Suez city like refineries, petroleum dock. PAHs were analyzed in water and sediment samples collected from six stations in Suez Bay during winter and summer 2019 by gas chromatography. In water total PAHs concentration ranged from 70.21 ng/L to 316.50 ng/L in winter and from 193.98 ng/L to 3210.0 ng/L in summer season while sediment samples ranged between 73.064 ng/g 3532 ng/g and from 77.97 ng/g to 12887.84 ng/g in winter and summer, respectively.