Pollutant Exchange at the Water/Sediment Interface in the Venice Canals

  title={Pollutant Exchange at the Water/Sediment Interface in the Venice Canals},
  author={Emanuele Argese and Emiliano Ramieri and Cinzia Bettiol and Bruno Pavoni and Erminio Chiozzotto and Adriano Sfriso},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
The space-time distribution of some pollutants (Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Fe, Mn, V, Ni, Cr) in the sludge of the canals of Venice was studied. The contamination levels were comparable to, or higher, than those measured in the most polluted sediments of the Lagoon of Venice. Sediments were collected by two different sampling techniques: 1) collection of sediment cores (upper 5 cm) by a syringe-type corer; 2) collection by traps, placed on the bottom of the canal. Traps permitted the sampling of sediments… Expand
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