Bioavailability, Trace Element Associations with Colloids and an Emerging Interest in Colloidal Organic Fibrils

  • Gary G. Leppard
  • B. Kent Burnison
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


There is an urgent need for environmental managers to understand better how to assess bioavailability as it relates to the physicochemical status of biologically-important trace elements in surface waters. As several of the chapters in this volume will show, it should be particularly revealing to improve our knowledge of the natural aquatic associations between trace elements and both true particles and colloids. More and more it is realized that such associations determine much of the specific nature of trace element speciation in surface waters.


Lake Water Organic Colloid Inorganic Colloid True Particle Canadian Lake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary G. Leppard
    • 1
  • B. Kent Burnison
    • 1
  1. 1.National Water Research Institute Environment CanadaCanada Centre for Inland WatersBurlingtonCanada

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