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Document title

Granulometry, mineralogy and trace elements of marine sediments from the Gulf of Milazzo (NE Sicily): evaluation of anthropogenic impact

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PEPE F. ; SCOPELLITI G. ; DI LEONARDO R. ; FERRUZZA G. ;

Abstract

Granulometry, mineralogy, and trace element concentrations are determined in marine sediments from 36 sampling sites in the littoral environment of the Gulf of Milazzo (NE Sicily). Sediment samples were collected in August 2008, along 18 seaward transects, at different water depths. Results of grain-size analysis, bulk mineralogical analysis and concentrations of most trace elements are presented and discussed. Trace element mean values from the Gulf of Milazzo are comparable with those measured in polluted sediments collected in the Gulf of Palermo and Augusta Bay with a moderate enrichment in Zn. Different sources of trace elements and different geochemical mechanisms are probably responsible of this distribution. Among these sources and mechanisms, local anthropogenic inputs, different contents of organic matter, and surface water circulation may be invoked. - (NF)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Bollettino della Società geologica italiana / ISSN 0037-8763 / CODEN BOGIAT

Editor : Società geologica italiana, Roma - ITALIE (1882- 2008)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 129, no3 [pp. 385-394]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 4 tabl.

Language

Anglais

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