Heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons contamination of bottom sediments of El Sukhna area, Gulf of Suez, Egypt

M. M. El-Tokhi, Y. M. Mostafa

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Abstract

The concentrations of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), total organic carbon (%TOC) and petroleum related heavy. metals beside the grain size distribution of El Sukhna area, Egypt were determined in the bottom sediment. Copper, zinc and nickel concentrations were found within the lowest effect, while lead and cadmium levels were close to and high to the lowest effect, respectively. The contaminations level were found due to petrogenic origin and their sources are either weathered or highly weathered crude oils and or used lubricating oil. Their detection gives an indication of recent and continuous petroleum inputs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-494
Number of pages14
JournalPetroleum Science and Technology
Volume19
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gas chromatography
  • Grain size
  • Gulf of Suez
  • Heavy metals
  • TPH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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