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Designation As Sensitive Area Or Vulnerable Zone To Pollution From Urban Waters Of A Marine Reserve

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE010221

Volume

58

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

746 kb

Author(s)

G Siracusa, A.D. La Rosa, F. Patania, A. Gagliano, A. Siracusa

Abstract

Designation as sensitive area or vulnerable zone to pollution from urban waste waters of a marine reserve i i *y 'y G. Siracusa , A. D. La Rosa , F. Patania , A. Gagliano & A.Siracusa^ * Department of Physical and Chemical Methodology for Engineering * Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering University of Catania, Catania, Italy Abstract The Italian legislation DL 152 of 11 May 1999 has absorbed the Council Directive of 12 December 1991 (91/676/EEC) concerning the protection of coastal waters against pollution, through the designation of sensitive areas and vulnerable zones. As consequence, urban discharges for areas with a number of inhabitants > 10.000 should be treated using more restrictive limits to obtain a better quality. In a previous work we have carried out a study in order to define the critical dispersion conditions of contaminants from the sewage of the town of Acitrezza into the "Isola dei Cic

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