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Data set name

Hydrological parameters and pollutants in the bay of Bou-Ismail (12-2010)

Data holding centreEcole Nationale Superieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l Amenagement du Littoral - ENSSMAL
CountryAlgeria  Algeria
ProjectFertility and pollution Study along the Algerian coast
Time periodDecember 2010
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Coastal zone in the Bay of Bou-Ismail, Algeria

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Date and time; Metal concentrations in sediment pore waters; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Temperature of the water column; Salinity of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

Instruments

Water temperature sensor; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors; sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

Study of hydrology and pollution by heavy metal and hydrocarbons in the bay of Bou-Ismail, west of Algiers, Algeria. This work is done under the project untitled "Fertility and pollution along the Algerian coast". The aim is to study the evolution of organic pollution (petroleum hydrocarbons) and inorganic (heavy metals) as function of depth in the sediment and bathymetry of the coast seaward. The study of evolution of oil pollution in water depending of the distance from the coast was also performed. The hydrological parameters were measured on board. The water sampling for analysis of poly aromatic hydrocarbons was made by a glass bottle at 1 m at the front of the ship which sails at very low speed. The sediment sampling was conducted by a "Van Venn" grab.

OriginatorsEcole Nationale Superieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l Amenagement du Littoral - ENSSMAL
Availability 
OrganisationEcole Nationale Superieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l Amenagement du Littoral - ENSSMAL
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactBOULAHDID (Researcher)
Address

Ecole Nationale Superieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l Amenagement du Littoral - ENSSMAL
P.O. Box 19 Campus Universitaire de Dely Ibrahim, Bois des Cars, Dely Ibrahim.
Algiers

16320
Algeria

Telephone+213 21 91 77 74
Facsimile+213 21 91 77 91
Emailenssmal@enssmal.dz
Administration 
Collating centreEcole Nationale Superieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l Amenagement du Littoral - ENSSMAL
Local identifier50-00-066
Global identifier5674
Last revised2011-05-26