Soluble and particulate metals in the Po River: factors affecting concentrations and partitioning.

@article{Pettine1994SolubleAP,
  title={Soluble and particulate metals in the Po River: factors affecting concentrations and partitioning.},
  author={Maurizio Pettine and Marina I Camusso and W Martinotti and Rosa Marchetti and Roberto Passino and Giulio Queirazza},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1994},
  volume={145 3},
  pages={
          243-65
        }
}
Fourteen metals (Ca, Mg, Al, Fe, Mn, Ba, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) were monitored over a 2-year period in the waters of the lower Po River. Concentrations in the dissolved and particulate phases were measured, thus constructing a large database on metal variability. The influence of flow and solid transport on dissolved, particulate and total metal concentrations is discussed. In addition to flow rate and solid content, biological processes seem to be one of the main factors affecting… CONTINUE READING