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Ong Meng Chuan (Thèse)

Ong Meng Chuan


Thesis defended in 2012

Marine Sciences

Occurrence and distribution of selected heavy metals in the surface sediments of South Brittany coastal waters: an assessment using pollution indicators


In order to avoid the pollution of heavy metals in South Brittany water, it is necessary to establish the data and understand the mechanisms influencing the distribution of heavy metals of the area. One of the aims of this work was to assess heavy metals contamination in Gulf of Morbihan and Quiberon Bay. Another aim was to use interpolation surfaces per metals to assess the contamination separately per metal. A total of 196 bottom sediment samples were collected from the coastal waters in order to determine the spatial concentration of Cr, Mn, Co, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS) after acid digestion.

David Menier

Members of the jury