Quantitative assessment data of PAHs and N-PAHs in core sediments from the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Anyanwu, I.N. and Sikoki, F.D. and Semple, K.T. (2020) Quantitative assessment data of PAHs and N-PAHs in core sediments from the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Data in Brief, 33. ISSN 2352-3409

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Abstract

Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) pollution has been the focus of environmental research, mostly due to their mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and genotoxicity. Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and the nitrogen-containing analogues (N-PAHs) (which tend to accumulate in sediments rather than water) was measured in 2 cm intervals segments from Bonny Estuary, Niger Delta using GC–MS. Data showed that PAHs/N-PAHs levels ranged from 8699 to 22,528 µg/kg and 503–2020 µg/kg, respectively. Furthermore, the data revealed that ƩPAHs level in the estuarine segments was > 45% higher than DPR/EGASPIN intervention limit. This gives insight on PAHs/N-PAHs contamination in the oil rich region.

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Journal Article
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Data in Brief
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149613
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03 Dec 2020 16:15
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Published
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