Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediments of the Venice Lagoon

  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediments of the Venice Lagoon},
  author={Mauro Frignani and Luca Giorgio Bellucci and Maurizio Favotto and Sonia Albertazzi},
Three sediment cores were collected in the Venice Lagoon: two from mud flats (E, F) and one from the San Giuliano Canal (I1), which borders the industrial district. Samples were analysed for the 15 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) listed as priority pollutants by the U.S. EPA. Sediment chronologies were established using both 137Cs and 210Pb activity-depth profiles, and confirmed by independent information. The highest levels of PAHs, up to 16,474 μg kg−1, characterise the sediment from… CONTINUE READING


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