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Metallic and organic contaminants in sediments of Sydney Harbour, Australia and vicinity-- a chemical dataset for evaluating sediment quality guidelines.
An internally consistent dataset comprising 103 surficial estuarine sediment samples were collected from Sydney Harbour, Australia and locations south of Sydney. This paper describes the chemicalExpand
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Pollution and health risk of potentially toxic metals in urban road dust in Nanjing, a mega-city of China.
Spatial variations in concentrations of a suite of potentially toxic metals (Ba, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) and Ca in road dusts (n=99) from urban trunk roads (TR) in Nanjing, a mega-city inExpand
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Dissolved trace metal distributions in Port Jackson estuary (Sydney Harbour), Australia.
Concentrations of dissolved metals (Cd, Cu, Ni, Mn and Zn) were determined for summer and winter, under low-flow conditions in Port Jackson, a microtidal, well-mixed estuary in south-east Australia.Expand
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Sediment-bound heavy metals as indicators of human influence and biological risk in coastal water bodies
Birch, G. F., and Olmos, M. A. 2008. Sediment-bound heavy metals as indicators of human influence and biological risk in coastal water bodies. - ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65:Expand
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Source of heavy metals in sediments of the Port Jackson estuary, Australia
The Port Jackson estuary has a highly urbanised and industrialised catchment and is central to Sydney, which with a population of approximately 4 million, comprises almost a quarter of Australia'sExpand
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The source and distribution of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in sediments of Port Jackson, Australia.
Concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (dioxins)(PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs)(furans) in sediments from Port Jackson ranged from 32 to 4352 pg WHO-TEQ DF g(-1)dw withExpand
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Kinetics of trace element uptake and release by particles in estuarine waters: effects of pH, salinity, and particle loading.
The uptake and release of 109Cd, 51Cr, 60Co, 59Fe, 54Mn, and 65Zn were studied using end-member waters and particles from Port Jackson estuary, Australia. The kinetics of adsorption and desorptionExpand
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Determination of sediment metal background concentrations and enrichment in marine environments - A critical review.
  • G. Birch
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • The Science of the total environment
  • 15 February 2017
'Background' is the concentration of metals in pristine sediment, unaltered by human activity and 'enrichment' is the extent present-day sediment metal concentrations exceed pre-anthropogenic levelsExpand
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The Nature and Distribution of Metals in Soils of the Sydney Estuary Catchment, Australia
Total topsoil 50th percentile Cu, Pb and Zn concentrations (n = 491) in the Sydney estuary catchment were 23 μg g−1, 60 μg g−1 and 108 μg g−1, respectively. Nine percent, 6% and 25% of samples wereExpand
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EFFICIENCY OF AN INFILTRATION BASIN IN REMOVING CONTAMINANTS FROM URBAN STORMWATER
Abstract.The efficiency of a Stormwater Infiltration Basin (SIB) to remove contaminants from urban stormwater was assessed in the current investigation. The SIB, installed in an urban suburb inExpand
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