WIT Press


Heavy Metals In Sediments Of The Kastela Bay

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970091

Volume

20

Pages

8

Published

1997

Size

618 kb

Author(s)

D. Bogner, N. Odzak, M. Juracic, A. Baric & D. Tibljas

Abstract

Six sediment samples from Kastela Bay (Adriatic sea) and 6 samples of source rocks around the bay have been taken in order to establish the dependence of heavy metal concentration on granulometric and mineral composition, on surface characteristics of the sediment, and on source rocks. The mineral composition of sediments is homogeneous. It reflects mostly the lithology of the surrounding area (carbonates and fly sen). The concentration of cadmium is greater in parent rocks than in the sediments, which points to the partial lithogenous origin of cadmi

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