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In recent years, eutrophic phenomena have frequently been reported in the Italian coastal waters of the northern Adriatic Sea. The aim of the present study was to determine that the phytoplankton blooms occurring along the Italian coastline in the area of Pesaro are caused by the Po River waters. In fact between October and December 2000 the nutrient load(More)
Among the methods used for determining the parameters necessary for design of wastewater settling tanks, settling column tests are used most commonly, because of their simplicity and low costs. These tests partly mimic the actual settling processes and allow the evaluation of total suspended solids (TSS) removal by settling. Wastewater samples collected(More)
The massive accumulation of organic matter, which periodically occurs in the northern Adriatic Sea, and in other locations worldwide, is presently thought to be the results of the aggregation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) into particulate organic matter (POM). This phenomenon is the result of human activities and propitious weather conditions. Although(More)
The mucilage phenomenon, a sporadic but massive accumulation of gelatinous material, can cause serious damage to the tourism and fishing industries along the Adriatic coast. Mucilage is presently thought to be the result of the aggregation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) into particulate organic matter (POM). Three principal classes of compounds have been(More)
Carbohydrate contents in seawater, mucilage, and mucilage interstitial waters were analyzed during episodes of mucilage formation in the summers of 2000 and 2001 in the northern Adriatic Sea off Pesaro and in the Gulf of Trieste using 3-methyl-2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone hydrochloride (MBTH) and 2,4,6-tripyridyl-s-triazine (TPTZ) assays. The significant(More)
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