Metal accumulation by stream bryophytes, related to chemical speciation.

@article{Tipping2008MetalAB,
  title={Metal accumulation by stream bryophytes, related to chemical speciation.},
  author={E Tipping and Christopher Vincent and A. Lawlor and Stephen Lofts},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2008},
  volume={156 3},
  pages={936-43}
}
Metal accumulation by aquatic bryophytes was investigated using data for headwater streams of differing chemistry. The Windermere Humic Aqueous Model (WHAM) was applied to calculate chemical speciation, including competitive proton and metal interactions with external binding sites on the plants. The speciation modelling approach gives smaller deviations between observed and predicted bryophyte contents of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb than regressions based on total filtered metal concentrations. If all… CONTINUE READING