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Biogeochemical Cycles of Organic Pollutants

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Venue: The Cyprus Institute – Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker: Prof. Evripides Stephanou, Vice President for Research, The Cyprus Institute

*The seminar will be in English and the event is open to the public.

Atmospheric input is the major source of toxic organic chemicals, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), in the eastern Mediterranean open marine ecosystem. Dry and wet atmospheric deposition, air-sea exchange and sediment fluxes of PAHs and PCBs were studied. Air/sea exchange fluxes based on air-water concentration gradient are drawn from air and seawater samples from a coastal area in the eastern Mediterranean.

The results of these and previous studies are synthesized in order to construct a mass balance budget describing the status and dynamics of toxic organic chemicals in this region.

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This event is part of the CyI Seminar Series.  View all CyI events.

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