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Suspended solids in river water of the Georgian coastal area -2008-9

Data holding centreScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
CountryGeorgia  Georgia
Time period2008-2009
Geographical area

Rivers of Black Sea basin of Georgia


Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column


Discrete water samplers; sieves and filters; balances and scales


The researches are carried out in frames of Georgian National Scientific Foundation grant “GNSF/ST07/5-206 Study of geochemistry of the Georgian sector of the Black Sea and pollutants accumulation dynamics”. Objective of the project is the study of fundamental sedimentological, geochemical and ecological issues; study of environmental conditions in the catchments areas of the rivers of the Black Sea basin with the view of an impact imposed on the marine environment; assessment of the nature, sources and risks of the man-caused impact on the sea environment. By work plan of the project, the investigations of marine sediments are realized. Sediments are sampled for 3 times: in 2008, September, and 2009, June and September. Metal (Fe, Mn, Cu, Cr, Ni, Zn, Hg, As) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) content in 60 samples of marine bottom sediments are study. Maps of distribution of studded metals and TPH in marine sediments are created using the GIS-programs. The concentration of suspended solids is determined by gravimetric method, after filtration.

OriginatorsScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"

V. Gvakharia, N. Machitadze, N. Gelashvili, N. Benashvili (2009) Hydrochemical Investigation of the Black Sea Rivers Lower Reaches in Georgian Sector. , Bulletin of St Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchy of Georgia No1pp143-149

OrganisationScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
ContactVakhtang Gvakharia (President of Firm GAMMA)

Scientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
17A , Guramishvili av. 0192, Tbilisi, Georgia


Telephone(995) 899 50 44 933 ; (995 32) 33 02 74
Facsimile(995 32) 33 02 74
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifierGAMMA_56_GR
Global identifier5255
Last revised2011-03-22