Contamination of seabed sediments around a shipyard in the Adriatic Sea (Ugljan island)

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Hana Fajković
Esad Prohić
Daniela Abramović


Geochemical, mineralogical and grain size data from sediment cores in the Lamjana Bay shipyard were obtained to determine the extent of contamination due to ship refits. The concentration and distribution of Ni, Pb, Cr, Zn, Cu, Mn, Cd, As and Fe in 9 sediment samples were measured. No increase of the analysed elements above natural background levels was detected, but contamination was not excluded due to possible dilution of seabed sediment by quartz sand used in process of abrasive blasting.


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Hana Fajković, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Department of Geology, Research Assistant.

Esad Prohić, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Department of Geology

Prof. dr. sc.


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