Elvira Bura-Nakic

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Recent publications have shown that the anodic reaction between FeS and Hg can be used for electrochemical detection of colloidal and particulate FeS in natural waters. Anodic waves that were recorded around -0.45 V (vs Ag/AgCl) in model solutions correspond to the electrochemical transformation of nanoparticulate FeS to HgS. Here, as a further step, the(More)
Voltammetric scans in sulfidic natural waters often reveal reduction peaks in the range -0.9 to -1.35 V versus Ag/AgCl. These peaks have been attributed to iron sulfide complexes or clusters. However, sols containing CuS nanoparticles now also are known to produce reduction peaks in this range. Here we investigate the voltammetric behavior of two additional(More)
Most stratified sulfidic holomictic lakes become oxygenated after annual turnover. In contrast, Lake Rogoznica, on the eastern Adriatic coast, has been observed to undergo a period of water column anoxia after water layer mixing and establishment of holomictic conditions. Although Lake Rogoznica's chemistry and hydrography have been studied extensively, it(More)
Mercury electrodes preconcentrate metal chalcogenide nanoparticles effectively, enabling their detection at submicromolar concentrations (as Sigma chalcogenide) by adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry. Understanding the unique behavior of nanoparticle analytes during preconcentration is critical for lowering detection limits and for quantification. A(More)
Molybdenum precipitates preferentially under reducing conditions; therefore, its occurrence in sediment records is used as an indicator of paleoredox conditions. Although thiomolybdates (MoO4-xSx(2-) with x = 1-4) supposedly are necessary intermediates in the process of molybdenum precipitation under anoxic conditions, there is no information about their(More)
A multivariate statistical analysis was applied to the measured physico-chemical parameters to estimate anthropogenic and natural influences to water system of the Krka River. Analysis was conducted on the data from eight sampling sites collected during four sampling events. On the basis of data obtained by the biplot, four main hypotheses were defined and(More)
Molybdenum 98Mo/95Mo isotope ratios are a sediment paleo proxy for the redox state of the ancient ocean. Under sulfidic conditions, no fractionation between seawater and sediment should be observed if molybdate (MoO42-) is quantitatively transformed to tetrathiomolybdate (MoS42-) and precipitated. However, quantum mechanical calculations previously(More)
Electroanalytical (voltammetric, polarographic, chronoamperometric) methods on an Hg electrode were applied for studying of different sulfur compounds in model and natural water systems (anoxic lakes, waste water, rain precipitation, sea-aerosols). In all investigated samples typical HgS reduction voltammetric peak, characteristic for many different reduced(More)
BACKGROUND Elemental sulfur (S) persists in natural aquatic environment in a variety of forms with different size distributions from dissolved to particulate. Determination of S speciation mainly consists of the application of chromatographic and electrochemical techniques while its size determination is limited only to the application of microscopic and(More)
Mapping and monitoring of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in the eastern (Croatian) part of the Adriatic Sea since 2004 indicates a significant decline in meadow density in an area impacted by inshore capture-based tuna aquaculture. The density and overall condition of P. oceanica meadows impacted by tuna farms near Fulija Islet was compared to two(More)
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