Tracing the Metal Pollution History of the Tisza River Through the Analysis of a Sediment Depth Profile

  title={Tracing the Metal Pollution History of the Tisza River Through the Analysis of a Sediment Depth Profile},
  author={H. Lee Nguyen and Martin Braun and Istv{\'a}n Szal{\'o}ki and Willy Baeyens and Ren{\'e}E. Van Grieken and Martine Leermakers},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
The vertical profiles of 20 major and trace metals were investigated along a 180-cm-long sediment core, which was sampled at Kiss-Janosne-Holt Tisza, an oxbow lake located in the upper part of the Tisza River in Hungary. The vertical profiles showed sharp peaks at different depths, reflecting historical pollution events and unusual changes of river water characteristics. Five different groups of metals, containing metals which were strongly correlated and showing a similar behaviour, could be… Expand
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