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Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 761–773 | Cite as

Pollution studies of trace elements in sediments from the Upper Saronikos Gulf, Greece

  • A. P. Grimanis
  • M. Vassilaki-Grimani
  • G. B. Griggs
Environmental and Ecological Applications

Abstract

Seventeen trace elements (As, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Eu, Fe, Hg, Hf, La Lu, Rb, Sb, Sc, Sm, Yb and Zn) have been determined by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis in sediments from the upper Saronikos Gulf, Greece. It was found that the discharge of industrial and domestic wastes in the Keratsini and Elefsis bays of the upper Saronikos Gulf had led to elevated concentrations of all toxic and other trace elements determined over at least 100 km2 of seafloor. Increases above natural level range from 2 fold for rare earths to 200 fold for arsenic.

Keywords

Sediment Sample Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Trace Element Concentration Natural Level Pollution Study 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Grimanis
    • 1
  • M. Vassilaki-Grimani
    • 1
  • G. B. Griggs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNuclear Research Center “Demokritos”AthensGreece

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