An FTIR-DRIFT study on river sediment particle structure: implications for biofilm dynamics and pollutant binding.

@article{Gall2004AnFS,
  title={An FTIR-DRIFT study on river sediment particle structure: implications for biofilm dynamics and pollutant binding.},
  author={Tom Gall{\'e} and Barend van Lagen and Andreas Kurtenbach and Reinhard Bierl},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 17},
  pages={4496-502}
}
Diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform (DRIFT) spectrometry was applied to a set of sediment samples collected by traps over one and a half years in a mid-mountainous river. Dynamic changes in hydrological and life-cycle conditions generated sediment particles of different C(org) content and organic composition. Periods in the midst of or shortly after flood events left particles poor in C(org) content with spectral features that were enriched in carboxylic and aromatic signals. These… CONTINUE READING