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Data set name

PAHs, PCBs and chlorinated pesticides in sediments along Italian coast (central Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas)

Data holding centreENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
CountryItaly  Italy
Time period1981-1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Coastal areas in central Adriatic Sea, central and northern Tyrrhenian Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated pesticides and polychlorobiphenyls have been identified and determined in coastal sediments by capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry after Soxhlet extraction with a petroleum ether-acetone mixture. Samples were collected in three different areas along the Italian coast, namely: central Adriatic Sea, between the towns of San Benedetto del Tronto and Termoli; central Tyrrhenian Sea, along the coast of Tuscany (between the harbours of Livorno and Piombino); and northern Tyrrhenian Sea in front of Vado Ligure. All the sampling sites were about 1 km from the coast. 25, 29 and 22 samples were obtained at each location, respectively, and the 0-20 cm layer of sediment was sampled by using a shipeck grab. Samples were placed in glass container, 5 ml of sodium azide (0.05 M) being added to avoid bacterial growth and stored in frozen condition.

OriginatorsENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Data web sitehttp://www.santateresa.enea.it
Availability 
OrganisationENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactBruschi A.
Address

ENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Forte S. Teresa Via S.Teresa 1
Lerici

19036
Italy

Telephone+39 0187 978215
Facsimile+39 0187 978273
Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-144
Global identifier3831
Last revised1992-09-01