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Environmental impact assessment of a scrap tyre artificial reef

Environmental impact assessment of a scrap tyre artificial reef
Environmental impact assessment of a scrap tyre artificial reef
Scrap tyres have been widely used around the world to construct artificial reefs. They are a popular construction material, being readily available at no cost, durable, and with large void spaces. However, published information about the environmental impact of tyres in the marine environment is limited. When used, successful colonization by epibiota and mobile species seems to be taken as empirical proof of their suitability. In 1998, an experimental scrap tyre artificial reef was constructed in Poole Bay to provide data on the environmental impact of the material. Epibiotic colonization is being monitored for comparison with that on concrete control modules deployed at the same time. Samples of the epibiota have been analysed for heavy metals and organic compounds. Results from the first year of deployment are presented.
artificial reef, colonization, environmental impact, leaching, tyre.
1054-3139
S243-S249
Collins, K.J.
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Jensen, A.C.
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Mallinson, J.J.
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Smith, I.P.
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Collins, K.J., Jensen, A.C., Mallinson, J.J., Roenelle, V. and Smith, I.P. (2002) Environmental impact assessment of a scrap tyre artificial reef. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 59 (Supplement), S243-S249. (doi:10.1006/jmsc.2002.1297).

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Scrap tyres have been widely used around the world to construct artificial reefs. They are a popular construction material, being readily available at no cost, durable, and with large void spaces. However, published information about the environmental impact of tyres in the marine environment is limited. When used, successful colonization by epibiota and mobile species seems to be taken as empirical proof of their suitability. In 1998, an experimental scrap tyre artificial reef was constructed in Poole Bay to provide data on the environmental impact of the material. Epibiotic colonization is being monitored for comparison with that on concrete control modules deployed at the same time. Samples of the epibiota have been analysed for heavy metals and organic compounds. Results from the first year of deployment are presented.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: artificial reef, colonization, environmental impact, leaching, tyre.

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Local EPrints ID: 2056
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2056
ISSN: 1054-3139
PURE UUID: 132bf274-60a9-430f-a20c-e8f164607ce8

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Date deposited: 11 May 2004
Last modified: 14 Sep 2021 16:52

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Author: K.J. Collins
Author: A.C. Jensen
Author: J.J. Mallinson
Author: V. Roenelle
Author: I.P. Smith

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