Marcos Antonio Hortellani

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A distribuição da contaminação por mercúrio no sistema estuarino de Santos São Vicente foi observada pela análise de 31 amostras de sedimentos coletadas desse sistema, incluindo as áreas de manguezais localizadas em zonas sob influência urbana, industrial e portuária. Os valores obtidos de Hg variaram de 0,04 a 1,19 μg g , sendo que cerca de 90% das(More)
Over the last years, investigations on the increase of platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), and rhodium (Rh) levels in urban environments of big cities all over the world - especially to catalytic converters emissions - have been grown up enormously. São Paulo City is the 6th largest megacity in the world having about 20 million inhabitants and an ever increasing(More)
V. F. Laurie, E. Villagra, J. Tapia, J. E. S. Sarkis, and Marcos A. Hortellani. 2010. Analysis of major metallic elements in Chilean wines by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Cien. Inv. Agr. 37(2): 77-85. A set of 75 wine samples from seven of the major wine producing regions in Chile were analyzed with flame atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) to determine(More)
A contaminação por metais em 47 amostras de sedimentos (fração < 63 μm) coletadas em 13 pontos de pesca no reservatório Billings foi avaliada utilizando quatro metodologias: normas de qualidade de sedimentos (SQGS), índice de geoacumulação (IGeo), índice de poluição metálica (MPI) e análises estatísticas. Somente Fe e Co parecem estar associados com a(More)
The blue crab Callinectes danae is distributed throughout the Atlantic coast and this study aimed to evaluate a environmental forensics approach that could be applied at tropical estuarine systems where this species is distributed, based on the metal concentrations in its tissues. For this purpose, blue crab samples were collected in 9 sites (distributed in(More)
This study determined the concentrations of eleven metals in the blue crab, Callinectes danae, from nine sites in the Santos Estuarine System of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. The results were compared to guidelines established in the United States, Europe and Brazil for the safety of human consumers. Muscles of blue crabs were removed by dissection and(More)
Tropical marine environments are rich in biodiversity and the presence of harbor activities in these areas can harm the coastal ecosystems. In this study, we assessed sediment quality of two harbors from a tropical region in Brazil by applying multiple lines-of-evidence approach. This approach included the integration of results on: (1) grain size, organic(More)
The concentrations of metals in tissues of Callinectes danae were evaluated, aiming to determine the bioaccumulation process of this species. Gills presented the highest mean concentrations for most metals, except for Hg (<LOD) and Zn (13.293 μg g(-1)). According to results of the principal component analysis, the type of tissue was distinguished due to the(More)
Sediment contamination by metals poses risks to coastal ecosystems and is considered to be problematic to dredging operations. In Brazil, there are differences in sedimentology along the Large Marine Ecosystems in relation to the metal distributions. We aimed to assess the extent of Al, Fe, Hg, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn contamination in sediments from port(More)
This study was conducted on the continental shelf surrounding a large metropolitan region on the coast of São Paulo State, Southeast Brazil. This region harbours a large industrial plant and the largest port in Latin America, both of which release pollutants into the Santos−São Vicente estuarine system. High levels of Hg have been reported in sediments and(More)
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