Kei O. Isobe, Mohamad P. Zakaria, Nguyen H. Chiem, Le Y. Minh, Maricar Prudente, Ruchaya Boonyatumanond, Mahua Saha, Santosh Sarkar, Hideshige Takada
Abstract:This paper reports the result of sewage pollution monitoring conducted in South and Southeast Asia during 1998-2003 using linear alkylbenzenes (LABs) as molecular tracers of sewage contamination. Eighty-nine water samples collected from Malaysia, Vietnam, and Japan (Tokyo), and 161 surface sediment samples collected from Tokyo, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and India were analyzed for alkylbenzenes. The concentration range of SigmaLABs in river water particles in Southeast Asia…
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