(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Comparison of the water quality of the surface microlayer and subsurface water in the Guangzhou segment of the Pearl River, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIU Q. (1 2) ; HU X. (1 3) ; JIANG J. (1) ; ZHANG J. (1) ; WU Z. (4) ; YANG Y. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Hydrobiology, Jinan Univ. Engineering Research Center of Tropical and Subtropical Aquatic Ecological Engineering, Guangzhou, CHINE
(2) Shenzhen Academy of Environmental Sciences, Shenzhen, CHINE
(3) Key Lab. of South China Sea Fishery Resources Exploitation and Utilization of Ministry of Agriculture, CAS, Guangzhou, CHINE
(4) Beijing Normal Univ - Hong Kong Baptist Univ. Untied International College, Zhuhai, CHINE


The water quality in the surface microlayer (SML) and subsurface water (SSW) in the Guangzhou segment of Pearl River, a eutrophic urban river section in China, were analyzed. The spatial and temporal dynamics of nutrient concentrations, heavy metals and bacteria were examined from 2 sampling sites in monthly samples throughout 2010. It is highlighted that the Guangzhou segment of the Pearl River suffers serious pollution from nutrients and heavy metals, as well as microbial contamination. The results indicate that the SML was enriched in nutrients, heavy metals and bacteria, with the maximum enrichment factor of 3.84 for nutrients, 8.00 for heavy metals, and 3.04 for bacteria, suggesting that the water quality of the SML of the Guangzhou segment of the Pearl River was more degraded than in the SSW


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no3 [pp. 475-491]

Bibliographic references : 64 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 5 tabl.



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