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Assessment of the Petrochemical Industry Pollution on the Skikda Bay, Algeria
Faculté des Sciences, Département de Biochimie, Université Badji Mokhtar, B.P. 12, El-Hadjar, Annaba (23200), Algeria
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Received: 13 October 2004; Accepted: 23 February 2005 / Published: 30 December 2005
Abstract: The Skikda bay is located in the northern part of Algeria. The area is in contact with a petrochemical industrial complex, which raw materials and final products contaminate the surrounding areas via atmospheric pollution as well as effluents, which are dumped into seawaters. To establish the effects of these pollutants and waste disposal on the vicinity of the bay, several samples were taken at different distances along the bay and the outfall pipes of the industrial complex. Subsequently, several chemical analyses were made to analyze the concentrations of hydrocarbons, CO2, Ca+2 and Mg+2, chlorides and phosphates and the alkalinity present into the samples. Several concentrations of the above constituents are reported as a function of the different sites.
Keywords: Hydrocarbons; pollutions; Skikda bay
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Nafissa, B.; Bouzerna, N.; Chettibi, H. Assessment of the Petrochemical Industry Pollution on the Skikda Bay, Algeria. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2005, 2, 463-468.
Nafissa B, Bouzerna N, Chettibi H. Assessment of the Petrochemical Industry Pollution on the Skikda Bay, Algeria. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2005; 2(3):463-468.
Nafissa, Boutefnouchet; Bouzerna, Noureddine; Chettibi, Houria. 2005. "Assessment of the Petrochemical Industry Pollution on the Skikda Bay, Algeria." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2, no. 3: 463-468.