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Heavy metal contamination in sediments from the Belgian coast and Scheldt estuary
Araújo, M.F.D.; Bernard, P.C.; Van Grieken, R.E. (1988). Heavy metal contamination in sediments from the Belgian coast and Scheldt estuary, in: (1988). IZWO Coll. Rep. 18(1988). IZWO Collected Reprints, 18: pp. chapter 25
In: (1988). IZWO Coll. Rep. 18(1988). IZWO Collected Reprints, 18[s.n.][s.l.], more
In: IZWO Collected Reprints. Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Bredene & Oostende. ISSN 0772-1250, more

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  • Araújo, M.F.D.; Bernard, P.C.; Van Grieken, R.E. (1988). Heavy metal contamination in sediments from the Belgian coast and Scheldt estuary. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 19(6): 269-273, more

Keywords
    Heavy metals; Marine pollution; Pollution monitoring; Sediment pollution; Sediments; ANE, Belgium [gazetteer]; Belgium, Zeeschelde [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • Araújo, M.F.D.
  • Bernard, P.C.
  • Van Grieken, R.E., more

Abstract
    Sixty-two samples of total sediments and the separated clay/silt fractions were analysed by the energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to evaluate the pollution level and the trends in samples collected along the Belgian coast over a period of 6 yr and at four stations located in the Scheldt estuary where two of these were sampled periodically for 4 yr. Three correction methods for grain size effects were applied, either to the bulk sediment samples or to the clay/silt size fractions, and the results were compared. Local variations on the concentrations in some of the elements determined were used to establish whether they result from an anthropogenic or natural origin. The level of pollution was assessed as a function of the location, sampling date, and depth.

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