Background values for evaluation of heavy metal contamination in sediments.

  title={Background values for evaluation of heavy metal contamination in sediments.},
  author={Masaharu Fukue and M. Yanai and Yoko Sato and Takahisa Fujikawa and Yuichiro Furukawa and S Tani},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  volume={136 1},
The contamination of sediments can be evaluated from comparison of the current concentration with the estimated background value. Although it is known that grain size affects background concentrations, there have been difficulties in evaluating this effect. The specific surface area of sediments, which can be calculated from the grain size distribution, is introduced as a property index for correlation of background values. The results show that for sandy-to-sandy silt sediments, the background… CONTINUE READING

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