Bacterial and chemical indicator of coastal water pollution.

Paolo Procaccianti, Maria Valeria Torregrossa, Santino Orecchio, Alessandra Casuccio, Procaccianti, Poma, Candura, Santino Orecchio, Gullotti, Alessandra Casuccio, Maria Valeria Torregrossa, Valentino

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Abstract

This study has been carried out to compare the presence of some organic compounds of long environmental persistance (OCLEP) and heavy metals, in sea water samples, with faecal pollution indicators. Along the Sicily coast line three sites with different grade of pollution (urban, agricultural, industrial) were sampled. 69 samples were obtained from October 1987 to May 1990. Only indicators of faecal pollution were found linked to human settlements, while the other investigated anthropogenic activity related substances were found independently from sampling area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-79
Number of pages10
JournalWater Science and Technology
Volume34 n°3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Procaccianti, P., Torregrossa, M. V., Orecchio, S., Casuccio, A., Procaccianti, Poma, Candura, Orecchio, S., Gullotti, Casuccio, A., Torregrossa, M. V., & Valentino (1993). Bacterial and chemical indicator of coastal water pollution. Water Science and Technology, 34 n°3-4, 70-79.