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Transfer and behaviour of trace metals in the estuary of the Scheldt

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Dutch title: Transfer en gedrag van sporenmetalen in het estuarium van de Schelde
Parent project: Impulsprogramme "Marine Sciences", more
Reference no: MS/A1/06
Period: October 1992 till September 1996
Status: Completed

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  • Université Libre de Bruxelles; Faculté des Sciences; Département des Sciences de la Terre et de l'Environnement; Unité Modélisation Biogéochimique Système Terre; Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry (LoCGE), more
  • Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), more, sponsor

The objective of the study is to evaluate the distribution of trace elements (Cr, Mn, Co, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb) between the dissolved and particular phases in the estuary of the Scheldt. Secondly, we will study the transfer speeds of these elements between these two phases, using radioactive tracers in incubation experiments with water from the Scheldt, devoting particular attention to the role of biological activity on these transfer processes.

The ultimate objective is to evaluate the springs, wells and flows of these metals in the estuarine system.

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