Trace metals in harbour and slipway sediments from the island of Malta, central Mediterranean.

Abstract

Sediment samples collected from large harbours and public slipways on the island of Malta have been analysed for geochemically important metals (Al, Ca, Fe, Mn) and contaminant metals (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Sn, Zn) following fractionation (<63 μm) and digestion in aqua regia. Absolute and Al-normalised concentrations of contaminant metals exhibited… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.05.015

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