, Volume 176, Issue 1, pp 151–158 | Cite as

Ionic alkyllead compounds in environmental water and sediments

  • D. Chakraborti
  • R. J. A. Van Cleuvenbergen
  • F. C. Adams
Contaminant accumulation, distributions, geochemistry and mineralogy


To elucidate the occurrence and fate of ionic alkyllead species in environmental water and sediments, a procedure, based on the existing methodology for speciation of lead in the biosphere, has been optimized. It allows species-specific detection of the degradation products of tetraalkyllead at levels down to 150 pg · L-1 in water or 25 pg · g-1 in sediment.

Results of a survey on lake, river and sea water and the corresponding sediments are presented; the possible correlations are outlined and discussed.

Key words

ionic alkyllead water and sediments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Chakraborti
    • 1
  • R. J. A. Van Cleuvenbergen
    • 1
  • F. C. Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Antwerp (UIA)WilrijkBelgium

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