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|Title:||Implementation of a 3D Coupled Hydrodynamic and Contaminant Fate Model for the PCDD/Fs in Thau Lagoon (France) : The Importance of Atmospheric Sources of Contamination|
|Authors:||DUERI Sibylle; MARINOV DIMITAR; FIANDRINO A.; TRONCZYNSKI J.; ZALDIVAR COMENGES Jose'|
|Citation:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH vol. 7 no. 4 p. 1467-1485|
|Publisher:||MOLECULAR DIVERSITY PRESERVATION INTERNATIONAL-MDPI|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||A 3D hydrodynamic and contaminant fate model was implemented for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in Thau lagoon. The hydrodynamic model was tested against temperature and salinity measurements, while the contaminant fate model was assessed against available data collected at different stations inside the lagoon. The model results allow an assessment of the spatial and temporal variability of the distribution of contaminants in the lagoon, the seasonality of loads and the role of atmospheric deposition for the input of PCDD/Fs. The outcome suggests that air is an important source of PCDD/Fs for this ecosystem, therefore the monitoring of air pollution is very appropriate for assessing the inputs of these contaminants. These results call for the development of integrated environmental protection policies.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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