Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 472149, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/472149
Research Article

Heavy Metal Distribution in Opportunistic Beach Nourishment: A Case Study in Greece

1Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Greece
2Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Greece
3Department of Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

Received 31 August 2013; Accepted 29 September 2013

Academic Editors: N. Drouiche and F. Gosetti

Copyright © 2013 Spyros Foteinis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. C. E. Synolakis, N. Kalligeris, S. Foteinis, and E. Voukouvalas, “The plight of the beaches of Crete,” in Proceedings of the Solutions to Coastal Disasters Congress, pp. 495–506, April 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. J. B. Herbich, Handbook of Dredging Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
  3. C. Chiellini, R. Iannelli, F. Verni, and G. Petroni, “Bacterial communities in polluted seabed sediments: a molecular biology assay in Leghorn harbor,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 165706, 13 pages, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. L. M. Buruaem, M. A. Hortellani, J. E. Sarkis, L. V. Costa-Lotufo, and D. M. S. Abessa, “Contamination of port zone sediments by metals from Large Marine Ecosystems of Brazil,” Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 479–488, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. G. Nedia, A. Chafai, S. M. Moncef, and Y. Chokri, “Spatial distribution of heavy metals in the coastal zone of “sfax-Kerkennah” plateau, Tunisia,” Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 221–233, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. K. Rezaee, M. R. Abdi, E. B. Saion, K. Naghavi, and M. A. Shafaei, “Distribution of trace elements in the marine sediments along the South China Sea, Malaysia,” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, vol. 287, no. 3, pp. 733–740, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. G. W. Bryan and W. J. Langston, “Bioavailability, accumulation and effects of heavy metals in sediments with special reference to United Kingdom estuaries,” Environmental Pollution, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 89–131, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. F. Galgani, K. Ellerbrake, E. Fries, and C. Goreux, “Marine pollution: let us not forget beach sand,” Environmental Sciences Europe, vol. 23, no. 1, article 40, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. E. P. Nobi, E. Dilipan, T. Thangaradjou, K. Sivakumar, and L. Kannan, “Geochemical and geo-statistical assessment of heavy metal concentration in the sediments of different coastal ecosystems of Andaman Islands, India,” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. 253–264, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. A. Müller, “Distribution of heavy metals in recent sediments in the Archipelago Sea of southwestern Finland,” Boreal Environment Research, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 319–330, 1999. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. W. Y. Lim, A. Z. Aris, and M. P. Zakaria, “Spatial variability of metals in surface water and sediment in the langat river and geochemical factors that influence their water-sediment interactions,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2012, Article ID 652150, 14 pages, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  12. N. Cukrov, S. Frančišković-Bilinski, B. Hlača, and D. Barišić, “A recent history of metal accumulation in the sediments of Rijeka harbor, Adriatic Sea, Croatia,” Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 154–167, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. M. Rasheed, E. El-Hihi, S. Al-Rousan, and A. Abu-Hilal, “Chemical evaluation of sand material sources for beach replenishment along the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea,” Chemistry and Ecology, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 371–384, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. N. Kallithrakas-Kontos and P. Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki, “EDXRF as an analytical tool in art: case studies from pigment identification and treatment assessment,” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, vol. 262, no. 3, pp. 713–719, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. Google Inc., “Google Earth, Version 7.0.2.8415—Software,” 2012, http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html.
  16. D. Yaşar, A. E. Aksu, and O. Uslu, “Anthropogenic pollution in Izmit Bay: heavy metal concentrations is surface sediments,” The Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 299–313, 2001. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus