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Distribution and partition of heavy metals in surface and sub-surface sediments of Naples city port.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15893789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study was to delineate the extent of heavy metal pollution in the marine sediments within the port of Naples. Total metal contents from twenty surface sediments were compared with those from a long sediment core representing the natural geochemical baseline. Enrichment factors were computed for each metal and for each site in order to assess the polluting metals and the degree of pollution at each site. Results revealed that heavy metal pollution is mainly localized in the port area devoted to shipbuilding activities and in the south-east sector, which is under the influence of petroleum refineries. Data from sequential extractions indicate that metals from anthropogenic sources are mainly Cd, Zn, Cr and Cu and are potentially more mobile than those inherited from geological parent material.
P Adamo; M Arienzo; M Imperato; D Naimo; G Nardi; D Stanzione
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-24     Completed Date:  2006-01-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  800-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e dell'Ambiente, Università di Napoli Federico II, Via Università, 100-80055 Portici (NA), Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Arsenic / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Geologic Sediments / analysis*
Mediterranean Sea
Metals / analysis*
Minerals / analysis
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals; 0/Minerals; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 7440-38-2/Arsenic

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