(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Sediment properties and heavy metal pollution assessment in the river, estuary and lake environments of a fluvial plain, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YUAN X. (1 2) ; ZHANG L. (2) ; LI J. (1 2) ; WANG C. (3) ; JI J. (3) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Integrated Regulation and Resource Development on Shallow Lakes of Ministry of Education, Hohai Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(2) College of Environment and Engineering, Hohai Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(3) School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Univ., Nanjing, CHINE


In this study, some geochemical properties, major elements and trace metals of sediments from a river, an estuary and a lake were researched in the Yangtze River Delta plain—a fluvial plain. The heavy metal contamination levels were evaluated by enrichment factors. Among heavy metals, Cd and Pb revealed the highest risks for sediments. The results of primary component analysis and cluster analysis showed that the metal speciation was associated with sediment sources and components. It is apparent that the metal contaminations are associated with sediment sources which significantly influence the geochemical properties of sediments in the different aquatic environments of the Yangtze River Delta plain


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2014, no119 [pp. 52-60]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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