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Data set name

Environmental impact assessment of discharges from pulp industry on Lavos coast - Figueira da Foz, Portugal (1986-87)

Data holding centreNational Institute of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Lisbon - Department of Industrial Impact Studies
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1986 to 1987
OngoingNo
Geographical area

40 km of coastal zone south of Figueira da Foz, on the west coast of Portugal PROJECT: LNET1

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Zooplankton growth rates; Concentration of dissolved organic matter in the water column; Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Sediment grain size parameters; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Nutrient concentrations in sediment pore waters; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Concentration of phycotoxins in biota; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zooplankton and zoobenthos physiological condition parameters; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Plankton nets; pelagic trawl nets; discrete water samplers; sediment grabs; unconsolidated sediment corers; rock corers

Description 
Summary

Two important paper mills discharge their effluents at a sandy beach, 8 km south of Figueira da Foz. This study was carried out in the intertidal and in the subtidal region. In the former, 15 stations were sampled along 44 km of coast, for the physico-chemical and microbiological study. In the latter 19 stations were sampled along 20 km, over 8 radials and at 500, 1000 and 1500 metres off the coast for the physico-chemical, microbiological (surface and bottom) and planktonic study. Fishes and crustaceans were sampled every two months at 19 stations during a year. From April to May 17 stations were sampled in the subtidal zone, covering an area of about 72 sq.km., for sedimentological and macrofauna study. In the intertidal zone 41 stations were sampled along 20 km of coast. The results have shown that local effluent emission was very polluted with ponctual anoxie. The subtidal waters exhibited oceanic characteristics showing its diluting capacity. The sedimentation of materials carried out by the effluents, covering the beach, caused a negative visual impact.

OriginatorsNational Institute of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Lisbon - Department of Industrial Impact Studies
References

Baeta-Hall, L. and Coelho, P (1987) Impacte de Ambito Microbiologico das Industrias da Celbi e da Soporcel no Meio Receptor. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo I: 295-366., Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel; Bordalo Costa, M.M (1987) Caracterizacao de Metais Pesados no Meio Receptor das Industrias Celbi e Soporcel. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo I: 205-223., ; Borges, L., Picado, A.M. and Salgado, P. (1987) Testes de Toxicidade de efluentes da Industria de Celuloses (Celbi e Soporcel) com Daphnia magna Straus (Cladocera, Crustacea). in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo I: 261-294., ; Catarino, J. (1987) Caracterizacao de Efluentes. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo I: 224-260., ; Lopes da Cunha, P.L. and Antunes, M.M. (1987) Estudo da Ictiofauna e Crustaceos Decapodes da Costa de Lavos. In: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo II: 576-653., ; Duarte, A.P. and Mendonca, E. (1987) Analise do Ictioplancton da Costa de Lavos. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. relatorio LNETI. Tomo II: 439-541., ; Duarte, M.F., Henriques, M.F. and Caldeira, M.Z. (1987) Caracterizacao Fisico-Quimica da Costa de Lavos. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo I: 12-204., ; Melo, F. (1987) Estudo das Populacoes Fitoplanctonicas da Zona Costeira entre Lavos e Pedrogao. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo II: 367- 438., ; Peneda, M.C., et al (1987) Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. 1-766., ; Peneda, M.C. (1987) Prefacio. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo I: 1-11., ; Rodrigues, A. and Quintino, V. (1987) Avaliacao dos Impactes da Industria de Pasta de Papel - Soporcel e Celbi - sobre a Macrofauna Bentonica do Meio Marinho Receptor. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo II: 654- 766., ; Santos, C. (1987) Estudo do Zooplancton da Zona Costeira entre Lavos e Pedrogao. in: Estudos de Monitorizacao Ambiental das Industrias de Celulose da Zona de Lavos - Celbi e Soporcel. Relatorio LNETI. Tomo II: 542-575., ; Baeta-Hall, L., Coelho, P. and Peneda, M.C. (1989) Microbiological study of the Lavos coast, Portugal., Water Science Technology 21 (3): 251-253.; Mendonca, E. and Picado, A.M. (1990) Impactes potenciais a nivel ecotoxicologico in: Impactes de uma alteracao industrial na Celbi - Figueira da Foz. Relatorio LNETI: 171-178., ; Peneda, M.C. et al (1990) Impactes de uma alteracao industrial na Celbi - Figueira da Foz. Relatorio LNETI. 271p.,

Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Lisbon - Department of Industrial Impact Studies
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactINETI
Address

National Institute of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Lisbon - Department of Industrial Impact Studies
Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, 22
Lisboa

1649-038
Portugal

Telephone+351 217165141
Facsimile+351 214719018
Emailgeral@ineti.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15025006
Global identifier2247
Last revised2009-10-30