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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2002  |  Volume: 5  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 362 - 366

Hydrocarbon Distribution in Sediments from the Southeast Coastal Region of Bangladesh

Biplob Das, Yusuf Sharif Ahmed Khan, Pranab Das and Sakhawat Hossain Likhon    

Abstract: The research deals with the study of the nature of hydrocarbons occurring at the coastal region of Bangladesh to assess the extent of hydrocarbon pollution in the marine environment. Accordingly, five sediment samples were analyzed for extraction of soluble organic matter, fractionation of extract into aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons and polar compounds, molecular composition analysis of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons’ fractions and integration of results for the study of the nature and origin of hydrocarbons in the marine environment. Hydrocarbons present in the sediment samples might have originated from three main sources: a) biosynthesis of aquatic organisms and/or diagenesis of alteration of bacteria, zooplankton, phytoplankton and higher plant derived organic matters; b) migration of immature oil seep from deeper sources and c) direct incorporation of fossil hydrocarbons discharged into the sea water by various sea-going vessels. The total hydrocarbons in five sediment samples from the study area ranged from 71.73 to 359.21ppm. Recommendations are made to take appropriate measure for the protection of the marine environment from further pollution.

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