PRELIMINARY RESULTS ON THE OCCURRENCE OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS IN THE AQUATIC SYSTEM OF THE PIALASSA BAIONA, RAVENNA (ITALY)

Rosa Cidu, Stefania Da Pelo & Raffaele Caboi
The Site of Community Importance of the Pineta S. Vitale, bordered by the Pialassa Baiona lagoon system, is submitted to increasing deterioration due to a subsiding phenomenon, groundwater salinization and contamination from the industrial sites of Ravenna. Within a multidisciplinary research project, evaluation of the background level of Rare Earth Elements (REE, not regulated at present, but potentially harmful to human health) and the characterization of processes which control their migration and retention were performed...