Influence of Spartina alterniflora on the mobility of heavy metals in salt marsh sediments of the Yangtze River Estuary, China.

@article{Wang2013InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of Spartina alterniflora on the mobility of heavy metals in salt marsh sediments of the Yangtze River Estuary, China.},
  author={Yongjie Wang and Limin Zhou and Xiangmin Zheng and Peng Qian and Yonghong Wu},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={1675-85}
}
Using bio-disturbed sulphide to trace the mobility and transformation of Cu, Pb, Ni and Zn in the sediments of the Spartina alterniflora-dominated salt marsh in the Yangtze River Estuary, measurements were made of the seasonal variations of acid-volatile sulphide (AVS) and of the simultaneously extracted metals (SEM) in the rhizosphere sediments. Microcosm incubation experiments recreating flooding conditions were conducted to evaluate the effect of AVS and other metal binding phases upon the… CONTINUE READING