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New approach of characterization of heavy industrial pollution in seawater system, a case study: rada dĄŻaugusta (siracuse, italy)
In the last fifty years the growing industrial activities have caused a heavy environmental pollution in marine ecosystems
in Rada dĄŻAugusta, which is a part of the Site of National Interest (SNI) of Priolo Gargallo (Siracuse, Italy). Pollutants
derived from uncontrolled industrial wastewater discharges have been accumulated in sediments, which represent a
secondary source of contamination and consequently a health hazard both for fauna and human being. A new approach of
heavy industrial pollution characterization in seawater system was developed in SIBSAC, an industrial research project
(Programma Operativo Nazionale Ricerca e Competitivit¨¤ 2007-2013 nĄă 01_01844 Ministero dellĄŻAmbiente e della Tutela
del Territorio e del Mare). The objective of the SIBSAC project was the investigation of a combined system to clean up oil
tanker wastewaters and sediments at bench and prototype scale. To evaluate to evaluate the sea bottom environmental
quality and develop a possible ecological remediation, grain size and chemical-physical conditions, for ten hand core
sediments collected inside the northern harbor area, have been analyzed. To gain information about water quality
conditions, and how the sediment matrix interacts with the potential contaminated seawater, a submarine EcoMapper AUV
(Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) was used. By means of a side-scan sonar dual-frequency (330/800 kHz) the
bathymetry and the morphology of Augusta's harbour were mapped and conductivity, temperature, salinity, pH, redox
potential and dissolved oxygen of the water column was analyzed
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