Distribution and ecotoxicological significance of trace element contamination in a ~150 yr record of sediments in Lake Chaohu, Eastern China.

@article{Han2011DistributionAE,
  title={Distribution and ecotoxicological significance of trace element contamination in a ~150 yr record of sediments in Lake Chaohu, Eastern China.},
  author={Yongming Han and Junji Cao and Timothy C. Kenna and Beizhan Yan and Z. D. Jin and Feihong Wu and Zhisheng An},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={743-52}
}
This paper presents the concentrations, vertical profiles and possible sources of selected major and trace elements in a sediment core covering ∼150 years of sedimentation in Lake Chaohu, eastern China. Element concentrations were measured by portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) and were used to evaluate possible environmental consequences of the recent industrialization in China. Statistical analyses identify four groups: (1) organic carbon (OC), total nitrogen (TN), Pb, Zn, and As… CONTINUE READING