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Data set name

Metals in river sediments of the Georgian coastal area -2008-9

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

Rivers of Black Sea basin of Georgia

Observations 
Parameters

Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks

Instruments

Sediment grabs; atomic absorption spectrometers; balances and scales; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

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. For determination of metals in river sediments the atomic absorption and spectrophotometric methods are used.

OriginatorsScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
Availability 
OrganisationScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactVakhtang Gvakharia (President of Firm GAMMA)
Address

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

0192
Georgia

Telephone(995) 899 50 44 933 ; (995 32) 33 02 74
Facsimile(995 32) 33 02 74
Emailv.gvakharia@gamma.ge
Administration 
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifierGAMMA_49_GR
Global identifier5262
Last revised2011-05-17