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A Primer on Trace Metal-Sediment Chemistry United States Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2277

  title={A Primer on Trace Metal-Sediment Chemistry United States Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2277},
  author={Arthur J. Horowitz and Dallas Lynn Peck},
In most aquatic systems, concentrations of trace metals in suspended sediment and the top few centimeters of bottom sediment are far greater than concentrations of trace metals dissolved in the water column. Consequently, the distribution, transport, and availability of these constituents can not be intelligently evaluated, nor can their environmental impact be determined or predicted solely through the sampling and analysis of dissolved phases. This Primer is designed to acquaint the reader… 

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