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Grain size, nutrients and heavy metals analysis to evaluate natural vs anthropogenic sources in the sea environment (Naples Bay, Eastern Tyrrhenian Sea)

  • Alfonsa Milia
  • Francesco Paolo Buonocunto
  • Antonella Di Leo
  • Luciana Ferraro
  • Santina Giandomenico
  • Laura Giordano
  • Matilda Mali

Naples Bay is affected by metal contamination of geogenic and anthropogenic nature. The grain size, organic matter, nutrients, and metal content of the seafloor sediments were analysed through a statistical approach, and a comparison was made with data ashore. The results identified four zones: one contaminated by volcanic rocks; a second and third zone contaminated by anthropogenic inputs; and a fourth distal zone with a low contamination rate. The results show that the river should be considered as a major source of anthropogenic contamination.

  • Keywords:
  • Heavy metals contamination,
  • Nutrients and grain size,
  • Submarine delta zone,
  • Naples Bay,
  • Tyrrhenian Sea,
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Alfonsa Milia

CNR - ISMAR, The Institute of Marine Sciences, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-7962-7281

Francesco Paolo Buonocunto

CNR - ISMAR, The Institute of Marine Sciences, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-2056-9128

Antonella Di Leo

CNR - IRSA, Water Research Institute, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-9956-4209

Luciana Ferraro

CNR - ISMAR, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6491-2274

Laura Giordano

CNR - ISMAR, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-0390-5297

Matilda Mali

CNR - ISPC, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0479-0674

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Chapter Title

Grain size, nutrients and heavy metals analysis to evaluate natural vs anthropogenic sources in the sea environment (Naples Bay, Eastern Tyrrhenian Sea)

Authors

Alfonsa Milia, Francesco Paolo Buonocunto, Antonella Di Leo, Luciana Ferraro, Santina Giandomenico, Laura Giordano, Matilda Mali

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.49

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2022

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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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