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Abstract

The data discussed in this work concern the concentrations of heavy metals such as Cd, Pb and Cu in the Po river delta, in rivers to the north-west side of the Adriatic sea, in the marine area influenced by the Po waters up to 20 miles offshore of the river mouth, and in a large area of pelagic waters. The results indicate that the marine deltaic area appears to act as a sink for the heavy metals as well as a potential source for their release. Moreover an appreciable correlation has been found between the concentrations of Pb and Cu in the particulate phase and the total suspended matter.

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Authors: FERRARI G M, JRC Ispra (IT);FERRARIO P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: La Qualità delle Acque del Fiume Po negli Anni 90, Ferrara (IT), April 18-20, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 36540 ORA
Record Number: 199210059 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: it
Available languages: it