Solid-Solution Interface: Its Role in Regulating the Chemical Composition of Natural Waters

  • C. P. Huang
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 7)


The presence of suspended particles in natural waters can significantly affect the fate of most chemical constituents. Selective adsorption of chemical species onto suspended particles followed by differential coagulation of the suspended particulate signifies the importance of solid-solution interface in regulating the chemical composition of natural waters. The above interfacial reactions are governed by the intrinsic properties of the suspended particles, the nature of the solutes and the physical-chemical characteristics of the aquatic environment.


Trace Metal Clay Mineral Suspended Solid Calcium Carbonate Estuarine Sediment 
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