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The behaviour of copper and zinc in the Scheldt estuary
Monteny, F.; Baeyens, W.F.J.; Elskens, M. (1993). The behaviour of copper and zinc in the Scheldt estuary. Neth. J. Aquat. Ecol. 27(2-4): 279-286. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02334791
In: Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology. Kluwer Academic Publishers/Netherlands Society of Aquatic Ecology: Bilthoven. ISSN 1380-8427; e-ISSN 2214-7098, more
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Meire, P.; Vincx, M. (Ed.) (1993). Marine and estuarine gradients: ECSA 21: Proceedings of the 21st symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association held in Gent, 9-14 september 1991. Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology, 27(2-4). Netherlands Society of Aquatic Ecology: Bilthoven. 496 pp., more
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    The behaviour of copper and zinc in the Scheldt estuary, both in the particulate and the dissolved phase, is discussed for the period 1982-1983. The longitudinal particulate copper and zinc profiles fall below the dilution line, which is attributed to mixing and mobilization processes. In the dissolved phase both metals show a production region in the end member of the estuary, for copper a pronounced mid estu- arine maximum is observed. Study of the metal speciation suggested that organic ligands might keep heavy metals in solution, especially in area of intensive production, and promote the subsequent export of these metals downstream the estuary.

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