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

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Quantitative assessment data of PAHs and N-PAHs in core sediments from the Niger Delta, Nigeria. / Anyanwu, I.N.; Sikoki, F.D.; Semple, K.T.

In: Data in Brief, Vol. 33, 106484, 01.12.2020.

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title = "Quantitative assessment data of PAHs and N-PAHs in core sediments from the Niger Delta, Nigeria",
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. ",
keywords = "N-PAHs, Niger Delta, Nigeria, PAHs, Sediment cores",
author = "I.N. Anyanwu and F.D. Sikoki and K.T. Semple",
year = "2020",
month = dec,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.dib.2020.106484",
language = "English",
volume = "33",
journal = "Data in Brief",
issn = "2352-3409",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Quantitative assessment data of PAHs and N-PAHs in core sediments from the Niger Delta, Nigeria

AU - Anyanwu, I.N.

AU - Sikoki, F.D.

AU - Semple, K.T.

PY - 2020/12/1

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N2 - 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. 

AB - 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. 

KW - N-PAHs

KW - Niger Delta

KW - Nigeria

KW - PAHs

KW - Sediment cores

U2 - 10.1016/j.dib.2020.106484

DO - 10.1016/j.dib.2020.106484

M3 - Journal article

VL - 33

JO - Data in Brief

JF - Data in Brief

SN - 2352-3409

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