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    Université de Fribourg

    Impact of industrial phosphate waste discharge on the marine environment in the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia)

    Kateb, Akram El ; Stalder, Claudio ; Rüggeberg, Andres ; Neururer, Christoph ; Spangenberg, Jorge E. ; Spezzaferri, Silvia

    In: PLOS ONE, 2018, vol. 13, no. 5, p. e0197731

    The marine environment in the Gulf of Gabes (southern Tunisia) is severely impacted by phosphate industries. Nowadays, three localities, Sfax, Skhira and Gabes produce phosphoric acid along the coasts of this Gulf and generate a large amount of phosphogypsum as a waste product. The Gabes phosphate industry is the major cause of pollution in the Gulf because most of the waste is directly...