Metal elements in the bottom sediments of the Changjiang Estuary and its adjacent continental shelf of the East China Sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Metal elements in the bottom sediments of the Changjiang Estuary and its adjacent continental shelf of the East China Sea
Author(s)
Cao, Lu; Hong, Gi Hoon; Liu, Sumei
Publication Year
2015-06-15
Abstract
The metal elements (Al, Fe, Mn, Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Pb and Ca) in the bottom sediment of the Changjiang Estuary and its adjacent continental shelf of the East China Sea were studied to map their spatial distribution and to-assess their potential risk to the marine biota. These metal concentrations except Ca were generally higher in the inner shelf and northeastern part, and were found to decrease from the coast to the offshore of the Changjiang Estuary. Sedimentary Ca was most abundant in the outer shelf sediments and decreased in inner shelf. Arsenic (As) appeared to be contaminated due to economic development from 1980s in the inner shelf overall, but the potential ecological risk from the selected metals was low in the coastal sea off the Changjiang. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2460
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.03.013
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.95, no.1, pp.458 - 468, 2015
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
HEAVY-METALS; YANGTZE-RIVER; SURFACE SEDIMENTS; MARINE-SEDIMENTS; POLLUTION ASSESSMENT; CONTAMINATION; ENRICHMENT; FEATURES; REACHES; IMPACT
Keywords
Metal elements; Bottom sediments; Changjiang Estuary; East China Sea; Ecological risk
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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