Oscar Camacho Nieto

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The effects of humic acid (HA) on the toxicity of copper to sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus larvae were studied in chemically defined seawater. Square Wave Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (SWASV) was employed to study the complexation of copper in seawater medium. A simple complexation model assuming one ligand type and a 1:1 reaction stoichiometry(More)
Copper speciation in the presence of fulvic acids (FAs) was studied in chemically defined seawater by square wave anodic stripping voltammetry (SQWASV). A simple complexation model assuming a single type of ligand and a 1:1 reaction stoichiometry successfully explained the measured data. A conditional stability constant of 5.80 +/- 0.07 and a complexing(More)
Total dissolved Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd concentrations, speciation, fluorescence of organic matter and toxicity for sea urchin development have been studied during three years in water samples of three of the most industrialized harbours in North Coast of Spain: Vigo, Bilbao and Pasajes. Total metal concentrations were below 0.4 nM for Cd and generally below 2 nM(More)
The total concentration and chemical speciation of Cu, Pb and Zn were determined by square wave anodic stripping voltammetry (SWASV) in the Ría de Vigo, an estuarine area located in NW Spain. Surface and bottom waters from 6 locations were collected in two seasons during 3 years. The total Pb was below 1 nM, and Cu and Zn concentrations, ranged from 3 to 44(More)
The toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was determined using mussel, sea-urchin and ascidian embryo-larval bioassays. Fluorescent light exposure enhanced phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene and hydroxypyrene toxicity in comparison with dark conditions, but not naphthalene and fluorene toxicity. The toxicity of PAHs was inversely related to(More)
Acute toxicity and phototoxicity of heavy fuel oil extracted directly from the sunken tanker Prestige in comparison to a standard Marine fuel oil were evaluated by obtaining the water-accommodated fraction (WAF) and using mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis and sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus embryogenesis bioassays, and copepod Acartia tonsa and fish(More)
This study refers to the integrative assessment of sediment quality in three harbour areas at the Spanish Atlantic Coast: Vigo (Northwestern Spain), Bilbao and Pasajes (Northern Spain). At each site, two lines of evidence have been considered: chemical analyses (metal, PAH and PCB concentrations in sediments and ammonia concentration in bioassays) and(More)