Mercury speciation, bioavailability, and biomagnification in contaminated streams on the Savannah River Site (SC, USA).

  title={Mercury speciation, bioavailability, and biomagnification in contaminated streams on the Savannah River Site (SC, USA).},
  author={Xiaoyu Xu and Albert Lawrence Bryan and Gary Lynn Mills and Alexis M Korotasz},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
Water, sediment, and biota from two streams on the Savannah River Site were sampled to study mercury (Hg) biogeochemistry. Total and methyl- Hg (MHg) concentrations were measured for all samples, speciation models were used to explore Hg speciation in the water, and Diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) were applied to indicate the vertical profiles of labile Hg (DGT-Hg). Trophic position (δ15N) was estimated for biota and used to establish MHg biomagnification model. The speciation model… 
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