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Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in sea sediments of the Georgian water area -2008-9

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

Black Sea Georgian sector


Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples


Sediment grabs; gas chromatographs; balances and scales; CTD


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. Concentration of TPH was determined by gas-chromatographic method, after extraction with hexane.

OriginatorsScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
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_41_GM
Global identifier5270
Last revised2011-03-22