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Fine Sediment Particles

  • Ole Larsen
  • William Davison
  • Kyriakos Vamvakopoulos
  • Flemming Møhlenberg
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Abstract

Many of the sediments in our coastal environments are contaminated with various metals. The highes Iconcenlralionsofconlaminanls are found in harb ours, where anlifouling painls and industrial activities are the main sources. In the past years there has been a strong focus on TBT that is known to be highly toxic and to affect the hormonal balance of many animals. Almost all substitutes for TBT are based on Cu-complexes. Copper is known to form strong complexes with natural organic matter and the total Cu-concentration in sediments is found to correlate with the concentration of organic matter (see Fig. 8.1).

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Erosion Rate Sediment Transport Suspended Particulate Matter Fine Sediment Critical Shear Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ole Larsen
    • 2
    • 3
  • William Davison
    • 1
  • Kyriakos Vamvakopoulos
    • 3
  • Flemming Møhlenberg
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceLancaster UniversityUK
  2. 2.DHI Wasser und Umwelt GmbHSykeGermany
  3. 3.Department of BiogeochemistryMax Planck Institute for Marine MicrobiologyBremenGermany
  4. 4.DHI Water & EnvironmentHørsholmDenmark

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