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Voltammetric Studies on Trace Metal Speciation in Natural Waters Part I: Methods

  • Pavel Valenta
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)

Abstract

Heavy and transition metals occur in natural waters both in the dissolved state and bound to the surface layers of suspended particulate matter and sediments. Although the concentrations of toxic trace metals in the dissolved state are rather low, the dissolved state remains important. In and from this state occurs the transfer of toxic metals to and from suspended matter, sediments and aquatic organisms. For these various interactions and, ultimately the toxic effects, the various chemical species in which the trace metals exist in natural waters have a key function.

Keywords

Trace Metal Stability Constant Dissolve Organic Matter Half Wave Potential VOLTAMMETRIC Study 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Valenta
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry Department, Institute of Applied Physical ChemistryNuclear Research Center (KFA)JuelichFederal Republic of Germany

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