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American Journal of Marine Science. 2018, 6(1), 20-24
DOI: 10.12691/marine-6-1-2
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Contamination of Organotin Compounds in Coastal Water of Southern Thailand

Abdul Naser Hajisamoh1, , Mohd Nur E Alam Siddique2 and Pawan Raj Shakya3

1Department of Chemistry, Yala Rajabhat University, Yala, Thailand

2Department of Chemistry, Dhaka Women’s College under National University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

3Department of Chemistry, Padma Kanya multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Bagbazar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pub. Date: May 07, 2018

Cite this paper:
Abdul Naser Hajisamoh, Mohd Nur E Alam Siddique and Pawan Raj Shakya. Contamination of Organotin Compounds in Coastal Water of Southern Thailand. American Journal of Marine Science. 2018; 6(1):20-24. doi: 10.12691/marine-6-1-2

Abstract

In this study, the determination of concentration of butyltin compounds (BTs), namely tributyltin (TBT), dibutyltin (DBT), and monobutyltin (MBT) were determined in surface sediment samples collected from 9 major fishery ports along the coastal area of Songkla, Pattani and Narathiwat province, southernmost of Thailand. Sampling was carried out during the year 2011-2012 and analyzed the above compounds for their possible sources and distribution in this area. The analytical results showed that TBT was commonly detected as a major pollutant at higher concentration levels than either DBT or MBT. Overall, sediment samples collected from Pattani and Songkla sampling locations were more polluted with TBT at higher concentrations than other locations. Pattani sampling locations were found to have the highest pollution level of total BTs, especially TBT detected as the major pollutant ranging from 56.92 % to 64.63 %. These findings showed that the degradation rate of TBT to the breakdown product of DBT and MBT was going on at very slow, which may associate with several parameters in the study area.

Keywords:
Butyltin coastal water GC-FPD Southern Thailand

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