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Title: Baseline of butyltin pollution in coastal sediments within the Basque Country (northern Spain), in 2007-2008
Authors: German Rodriguez, J.; Solaun, Oihana; Larreta, Joana; Belzunce Segarra, Maria Jesus; Franco, Javier; Garcia Alonso, J. Ignacio; Sariego, Cristina; Valencia, Victoriano; Borja, Angel
Citation: MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 2010, 60, 139-145
Abstract: Tributyltin (TBT), dibutyltin (DBT) and monobutyltin (MBT) were measured in surficial sediments at, the ports of Pasaia and Bilbao, together with other mid- and small-size harbours of the Basque Country (northern Spain), in 2007-2008. The highest values of the sum of the three measured butyltin species (3523-3640 ng g(-1), as Sn) were found at sampling stations near to shipyards located within the port of Pasaia. The highest value of TBT concentration (3143 ng g(-1), as Sn) was found at the marina of Getxo, in the port of Bilbao. The degree of TBT degradation varied greatly between sampling stations, being found to be generally higher in those sediments with higher values of redox potential and lower values of TBT concentration (normalized by organic matter content). (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Issue Date: 2010
Type: Article
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.11.003
ISSN: 0025-326X
E-ISSN: 1879-3363
Funder: Basque Government
Diputacion Foral de Gipuzkoa (Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible)
Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia and Fondo Social Europeo
Appears in Publication types:Artículos científicos

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