Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

, Volume 69, Issue 1–2, pp 79–91 | Cite as

Heavy metal accumulations in a semi-enclosed hypereutrophic system: Lake Teganuma, Japan

Part 2. Heavy metal accumulations in sediments
  • Kazutoshi Saeki
  • Masanori Okazaki
  • Masatsugu Kubota


Heavy metal concentrations and other physical and chemical properties were studied so as to assess the heavy metal accumulation process in the sediments of a hypereutrophic lake, Lake Teganuma, Japan. The accumulations were most evident near the inflow inlets of two main inflow rivers in Kaminuma (the west part of Lake Teganuma) with the significant Zn accumulation. Except for Fe, the vertical distributions of heavy metals showed the highest concentrations in the surface 10 cm and decreased gradually with the sediment depth. The high concentrations in the upper layer was caused by an increase in the non-residual fractions. The large influx of heavy metal to Lake Teganuma seems to be due to the domestic effluents via the two rivers in last decades.


Japan Heavy Metal Metal Concentration Chemical Property Vertical Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazutoshi Saeki
    • 1
  • Masanori Okazaki
    • 1
  • Masatsugu Kubota
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureTokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of AgricultureIbaraki University AmiIbarakiJapan

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