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Assessment of trace metal contamination and phosphorus dynamic in sediments of Monastir Bay (Tunisia)

  • Amina Ben Mefteh
  • Valérie Mesnage
  • Sarra Ben Jeddi
  • Mohamed-Amine Helali
  • Noureddine Zaaboub
  • Jean-Marie Barrois
  • Walid Oueslati

The Metallic Trace Elements were measured in the sediment, their concentrations highlighted a moderate pollution despite the human activities (urban-wastewater, harbour, textile industries). The phosphorus dynamic is controlled by environmental conditions, (i) oxic sediment with basic pH enhance the FeOOH formation then the phosphorus fixation on FeOOH or CaCO3 in sediment whatever the sediment lithology and (ii) anoxic and acidic sediment enhance the formation of ROP (Residual Organic Phosphorus) in correlation with the presence of aquatic plants (Posidonia meadow) in the sediment.

  • Keywords:
  • Coastal Lagoon,
  • Tunisia,
  • Metallic Trace Elements,
  • Phosphorus particulate fractions,
  • Principal Components Analysis,
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Amina Ben Mefteh

University of Tunis, Tunisia

Valérie Mesnage

CNRS, France

Sarra Ben Jeddi

University of Tunis, Tunisia

Mohamed-Amine Helali

University of Tunis, Tunisia

Noureddine Zaaboub

INSTM, Tunisia

Jean-Marie Barrois

CNRS, French National Centre for Scientific Research, France

Walid Oueslati

University of Tunis, Tunisia

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Chapter Title

Assessment of trace metal contamination and phosphorus dynamic in sediments of Monastir Bay (Tunisia)

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Amina Ben Mefteh, Valérie Mesnage, Sarra Ben Jeddi, Mohamed-Amine Helali, Noureddine Zaaboub, Jean-Marie Barrois, Walid Oueslati

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.34

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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