Accumulation of trace metals in sediments in a Mediterranean Lagoon: Usefulness of metal sediment fractionation and elutriate toxicity assessment.

@article{Zaaboub2015AccumulationOT,
  title={Accumulation of trace metals in sediments in a Mediterranean Lagoon: Usefulness of metal sediment fractionation and elutriate toxicity assessment.},
  author={Noureddine Zaaboub and Maria Virg{\'i}nia Alves Martins and Amel Dhib and B{\'e}chir B{\'e}jaoui and François Galgani and Monia El Bour and Lotfi Aleya},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2015},
  volume={207},
  pages={226-37}
}
The authors investigated sediment quality in Bizerte Lagoon (Tunisia) focusing on geochemical characteristics, metal sediment fractionation and elutriate toxicity assessment. Nickel, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cr and Cd partitioning in sediments was studied; accumulation and bioavailability were elucidated using enrichment factors, sequential extractions, redox potential, acid volatile sulfide and biotest procedures in toxicity evaluation. Results revealed an accumulation for Pb and Zn, reaching 99 and 460 mg… CONTINUE READING