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The biogeochemical behaviour of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in the Scheldt estuary: results of the 1995 surveys
Baeyens, W.F.J.; Parmentier, K.; Goeyens, L.; Ducastel, G.; De Gieter, M.; Leermakers, M. (1998). The biogeochemical behaviour of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in the Scheldt estuary: results of the 1995 surveys. Hydrobiologia 366: 45-62
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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  • Baeyens, W.F.J.; Parmentier, K.; Goeyens, L.; Ducastel, G.; De Gieter, M.; Leermakers, M. (1998). The biogeochemical behaviour of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in the Scheldt estuary: results of the 1995 surveys, 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. 45-62, more

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  • Baeyens, W.F.J., more
  • Parmentier, K., more
  • Goeyens, L., more
  • Ducastel, G.
  • De Gieter, M., more
  • Leermakers, M., more

Abstract
    Cd, Cu, Zn and Pb concentrations in both dissolved and particulate phase were assessed during 1995. Data Quality Assurance was an integral part of this study and involved all major steps of the analysis procedure such as sampling, sample handling, preconcentration and determination. Desorption and redox processes clearly control the dissolved Cu and Cd profiles. Mobilisation of dissolved Zn is small and essentially restricted to the low salinity area and the late spring survey. Dissolved Pb shows the clearest dilution pattern. The parameters representative of these processes (dissolved oxygen and salinity) also correlate very well with the particulate metal profiles. In addition, the plankton activity (expressed by the chlorophyll-a levels) may influence the dissolved and particulate metal profiles. In combination with desorption and redox processes, seasonal variations were induced.

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