Environmental effects of aluminium

  title={Environmental effects of aluminium},
  author={B. O. Rosseland and T. D. Eldhuset and M. Staurnes},
  journal={Environmental Geochemistry and Health},
  • B. O. Rosseland, T. D. Eldhuset, M. Staurnes
  • Published 1990
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Geochemistry and Health
  • Aluminium (Al), when present in high concentrations, has for long been recognised as a toxic agent to aquatic freshwater organisms,i.e. downstream industrial point sources of Al-rich process water. Today the environmental effects of aluminium are mainly a result of acidic precipitation; acidification of catchments leads to increased Al- concentrations in soil solution and freshwaters. Large parts of both the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are affected.In the aquatic environment, aluminium… CONTINUE READING
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