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A coastal pollution study: heavy metal content in marine bivalves from the Spanish Mediterranean coast

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dc.contributor.author Martínez Guijarro, Mª Remedios es_ES
dc.contributor.author Romero Gil, Inmaculada es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pachés Giner, María Aguas Vivas es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-09T12:10:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-09T12:10:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 2277-3282
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/77785
dc.description.abstract Levels of heavy metal pollution in coastal environment are increasing continuously due to human activities. The bivalve molluscs are the most widely used as indicators of heavy metal since they concentrate pollutants in their tissues and might provide a time-integrated picture of local contamination. In this study the heavy metal concentrations of both, mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) and clams (Donax trunculus) have been studied during a four-year period along the Comunidad Valenciana (Spain) coastline. The soft tissues of mussels and clams have been analyzed for zinc, copper, chromium, nickel, lead, cadmium and mercury. The heavy metal concentrations decrease following the next sequence Zn>Cu>Cr>Ni>Pb>Hg>Cd for the soft tissues of the clams and Zn>Cu>Ni>Cr>Pb>Cd>Hg for mussels. Spatial distribution of heavy metal depends on the kind of anthropogenic sources. Generally those coastal areas close to ports, that bears an intensive maritime traffic and areas with high tourist activity exhibit higher values of metals. Moreover the coastline it is also affected by the massive agriculture developed in the region and punctually industrial areas that discharge high amount of heavy metal to the environment. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Pharma Intelligence es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of science es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Moluscos bivalvos es_ES
dc.subject Metales pesados es_ES
dc.subject Contaminación costera en Mediterráneo es_ES
dc.subject Mytilus galloprovincialis es_ES
dc.subject Donax trunculus es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE es_ES
dc.title A coastal pollution study: heavy metal content in marine bivalves from the Spanish Mediterranean coast es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Martínez Guijarro, MR.; Romero Gil, I.; Paches Giner, MAV. (2015). A coastal pollution study: heavy metal content in marine bivalves from the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Journal of science. 5(4):247-257. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/77785 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://journals.indexcopernicus.com/Journal+of+science,p12210,3.html es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 247 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 257 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 5 es_ES
dc.description.issue 4 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 301515 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 2277-3290


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