Chemical profile of Lebanon’s potential contaminated coastal water

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dc.contributor.author Korfali, Samira Ibrahim
dc.contributor.author Massoud, May
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-06T12:17:34Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-06T12:17:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2017-07-27
dc.identifier.issn 1934-8932 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2449
dc.description.abstract Lebanese marine water is exposed to multi-point source contaminants. Risk assessment associated with deteriorative water quality profile is not only affected by the disposed quantities of specific contaminant, but also its chemical speciated forms. The objective of this study is to quantify the Lebanese chemical marine water profile. Sea water samples were collected based on GIS map. The chemical water quality was assessed by measuring the macro water parameters and potential existing metals. The microbiological profile of water was evaluated by fecal coliform. Results showed contamination by fecal coliform and high levels of toxic metals. However, the actual projected impact of the detected metals on human health were assessed using geochemical models “FREEQCE” and “Mineq+” that predict the metal species forms, mainly, the free aqua-metal ion, most toxic form. Thus, these results necessitate the proposal of integrated intervention plans for the protection of this marine source and consistent with international treaties. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Chemical profile of Lebanon’s potential contaminated coastal water en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197829160 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering en_US
dc.journal.volume A1 en_US
dc.article.pages 351-363 en_US
dc.keywords Point source contaminants en_US
dc.keywords Coastal water en_US
dc.keywords Toxic metals en_US
dc.keywords Metal speciation en_US
dc.keywords Environmental interventions en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1023322507415
dc.identifier.ctation Korfali, S. I., & Jurdi, M. (2012). Chemical Profile of Lebanon's Potential Contaminated Coastal Water. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A, 1(3), 351-363. en_US
dc.author.email skorfali@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1023322507415
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2038-510X en_US

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