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Control And Protection Of Marine Environment By Acitrezza Town Sewage

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV000201

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

794 kb

Author(s)

F. Patania, G. Siracusa, A. Gagliano & A. Siracusa

Abstract

Control and protection of marine environment by Acitrezza town sewage F. Patania*, G. Siracusa^, A. Gagliano^ & A. Siracusa^ Engineering Faculty of Catania University: * Applied Physic Institute ^Physical and Chemical Methodological Department for Engineering Abstract In accordance with Italian legislation about matter, many coastal cities have planned to discharge partly treated sewage into the sea by submarine pipe. The problem in the case of Acitrezza town sewage became really complex as outfalls of pipes are very close to an attractive wildlife marine reserve called "Cyclops Island", i.e. the mythological land of the giant song by Omerus Odysses. Owing to the site's peculiarity, it was judged necessary both to investigate the possible dangerous effects arising from sewage and to preserve from irreversible alterations marine environment by monitoring systems. With regard to the aim of this paper, research was carried out as follows: • One year of experimenta

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