Metal behaviour in an estuary polluted by acid mine drainage: the role of particulate matter.

@article{Achterberg2003MetalBI,
  title={Metal behaviour in an estuary polluted by acid mine drainage: the role of particulate matter.},
  author={Eric P. Achterberg and Veronique M C Herzl and Charlotte B Braungardt and Geoff E. Millward},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2003},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={283-92}
}
The concentrations of dissolved and suspended particulate Cd, Cu and Zn have been determined in water samples obtained during two axial transects of the Rio Tinto-Huelva Ria system in south-west Spain, which is severely impacted by acid mine drainage. Although the metal concentrations in both phases were elevated, dissolved metals were dominant and, in the upper estuary, constituted > 99% of total metal in the water column. Dissolved metals behaved non-conservatively on each transect, with… CONTINUE READING