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Trace Element Speciation in Surface Waters: Interactions with Particulate Matter

  • U. Förstner
  • W. Salomons
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)

Abstract

The uptake of trace metals by organisms occurs chiefly in the dissolved phase. However, it is important to note that,with regard to the concentration and availability of such trace substances, the interactions with solid phases must be considered along with the associated mechanical and chemical processes such as bioturbation, sorption, diffusion and mobilization (Figure 1).

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Trace Metal Humic Acid Suspended Matter Dissolve Organic Matter Interstitial Water 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Förstner
    • 1
  • W. Salomons
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering DivisionTechnical University Hamburg-HarburgHamburg 90West Germany
  2. 2.Institute for Soil FertilityDelft Hydraulics Laboratory Haren BranchHaren (Gr.)The Netherlands

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