A comprehensive study was performed in winter 1988 in the Mediterranean Sea near the Egyptian coast to estimate the effect of the Nile River discharge on the geochemistry of the elements-hydrolyzates (Al, Fe, Mn) and heavy metals (Zn, Ni, Co, Pb, Cu, Cd). Based on the correlation in the lateral variations of the hydrophysical and hydrochemical parameters of the water mass, and the concentration and composition of the particulate material, we have concluded the leading role of the dynamic and biologic processes in the formation of areas with elevated abundances of the particulate material. The relative increase in the concentration of the particulate species of the chemical elements concerned could be caused by the following two types of the anthropogenic impacts: mining iron sulfide ores in the Nile River catchment area and sewage discharge to the coastal zone.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geochemistry and Petrology