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A comprehensive analysis of heavy metal pollution was conducted in the representative limnetic ecosystems of eastern China, which are subject to rapid economic development and population growth. The results demonstrated that the average contents with standard deviations of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in the surface sediments were 0.925 ± 0.936, 142 ± 46.8,(More)
In this study, the source and risk associated with heavy metals in the estuarine sediments of Chaohu Lake Valley in East China were studied. The results demonstrated that most metal contents (Cd, Pb and Zn) increased continuously from 0.21, 8.05 and 73.76 mg/kg in the substrate to 0.33, 17.20 and 100.22 mg/kg in the surface sediments on average,(More)
The Haihe Basin is in an area of high population density and rapid economic development, and is one of the most polluted river basins in China. Examination of heavy metals (Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) in overlying waters and surface sediments in rivers was conducted in the basin's seven watersheds. Cd concentrations of overlying river waters exceeded(More)
Fe/Al-rich river sediments that were highly polluted with phosphorus (P) were used in tests to determine the optimum preparation techniques for measuring organic P (Po) using solution (31)P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P-NMR). The optimum pre-treatment, extraction time, sediment to solution ratio and sodium(More)
Aquatic ecosystems in eastern China are suffering threats from heavy metal pollution because of rapid economic development and urbanization. Heavy metals in surface sediments were determined in five different aquatic ecosystems (river, reservoir, estuary, lake, and wetland ecosystems). The average Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn concentrations were 0.716, 118,(More)
The ratio of metal:P stoichiometry was used to identify the accumulation pathways of heavy metals (V, Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, Cd, and Pb) from periphyton to snails Cipangopaludina chinensis Gray (C. chinensis) in the Bai River watershed. The results showed that periphyton communities were mainly composed of two types of algae, filamentous green algae and(More)
The Hai River Basin (HRB) is one of the most polluted river basins in China. The basin suffers from various types of pollutants including heavy metals and nutrients due to a high population density and rapid economic development in this area. We assessed the relationship between heavy metal accumulation by periphyton playing an important role in fluvial(More)
The Hai River Basin (HRB) is considered to be one of the most polluted areas in China due to the high regional population density and rapid economic development. The estuaries of the HRB, which receive pollutants from terrestrial rivers, may subsequently suffer potential pollution and result in ecological risk of heavy metals. Six heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu,(More)
In this paper, the rotation of short carbon nanotubes in simple shear liquid argon flow was investigated by nonequilibrium molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. In their simulations, nanotubes were described as rigid cylinders of carbon atoms. Lennard-Jones potential was employed to represent both argon-argon and argon-carbon interactions. Results show that(More)