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Evolution of trace metal concentrations in the Scheldt estuary (1978-1995): a comparison with estuarine and ocean levels
Baeyens, W.F.J. (1998). Evolution of trace metal concentrations in the Scheldt estuary (1978-1995): a comparison with estuarine and ocean levels, in: Baeyens, W.F.J. (Ed.) Trace metals in the Westerschelde Estuary: a case-study of a polluted, partially anoxic estuary. Hydrobiologia, 366(1): pp. 157-167
In: Baeyens, W.F.J. (Ed.) (1998). Trace metals in the Westerschelde Estuary: a case-study of a polluted, partially anoxic estuary. Hydrobiologia, 366(1). Developments in Hydrobiology, 128. ISBN 0-7923-5158-4. 167 pp., more
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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  • Baeyens, W.F.J. (1998). Evolution of trace metal concentrations in the Scheldt estuary (1978-1995): a comparison with estuarine and ocean levels. Hydrobiologia 366: 157-167, more

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Abstract
    Dissolved and particulate metal concentrations assessed in the Scheldt estuary in the period 1978-1995, yield a clear indication that the levels of all metals decreased significantly. A comparison with other estuaries classifies the Scheldt as being moderately polluted for all metals in the dissolved phase, but as being fairly high polluted in the particulate phase, especially for Cd. However, even the dissolved metal concentration fractions in the Scheldt are still between 10 to 50 times enriched compared to total metal concentrations in unpolluted seas and oceans.

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