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Mercury Distribution in the Deûle River (Northern France) Measured by the Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films Technique and Conventional Methods

DIVIŠ, P. KADLECOVÁ, M. OUDDANE B.

Original Title

Mercury Distribution in the Deûle River (Northern France) Measured by the Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films Technique and Conventional Methods

English Title

Mercury Distribution in the Deûle River (Northern France) Measured by the Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films Technique and Conventional Methods

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

The distribution of mercury in surface water and in sediment from Deûle River in Northern France was studied by application of conventional sampling methods and by diffusive gradients in thin films technique (DGT). Concentration of total dissolved mercury in surface water was 20.8 ± 0.8 ng l-1. The particulate mercury concentration was 6.2 ± 0.6 µg g-1. The particulate mercury was accumulated in sediment (9.9 ± 2.3 mg kg-1), and it was transformed by methylating bacteria to methylmercury, mainly in the first 2- cm layer of the sediment. Total dissolved concentration of mercury in sediment pore water obtained by application of centrifugation extraction was 17.6 ± 4.1 ng l-1, and it was comparable with total dissolved pore water mercury concentration measured by DGT probe containing Duolite GT-73 resin gel (18.2 ± 4.3 ng l-1), taking the sediment heterogeneity and different principles of the applied methods into account. By application of two DGT probes with different resin gels specific for mercury, it was found that approximately 30% of total dissolved mercury in sediment pore water was present in labile forms easy available for biota. The resolution of mercury DGT depth profiles was 0.5 cm, which allows, unlike conventional techniques, to study the connection of the geochemical cycle of mercury with geochemical cycles of iron and manganese.

English abstract

The distribution of mercury in surface water and in sediment from Deûle River in Northern France was studied by application of conventional sampling methods and by diffusive gradients in thin films technique (DGT). Concentration of total dissolved mercury in surface water was 20.8 ± 0.8 ng l-1. The particulate mercury concentration was 6.2 ± 0.6 µg g-1. The particulate mercury was accumulated in sediment (9.9 ± 2.3 mg kg-1), and it was transformed by methylating bacteria to methylmercury, mainly in the first 2- cm layer of the sediment. Total dissolved concentration of mercury in sediment pore water obtained by application of centrifugation extraction was 17.6 ± 4.1 ng l-1, and it was comparable with total dissolved pore water mercury concentration measured by DGT probe containing Duolite GT-73 resin gel (18.2 ± 4.3 ng l-1), taking the sediment heterogeneity and different principles of the applied methods into account. By application of two DGT probes with different resin gels specific for mercury, it was found that approximately 30% of total dissolved mercury in sediment pore water was present in labile forms easy available for biota. The resolution of mercury DGT depth profiles was 0.5 cm, which allows, unlike conventional techniques, to study the connection of the geochemical cycle of mercury with geochemical cycles of iron and manganese.

Keywords

mercury, water, sediment, DGT technique, iron, manganese

RIV year

2015

Released

01.10.2015

Pages from

1

Pages to

10

Pages count

10

BibTex


@article{BUT117205,
  author="Pavel {Diviš} and B. {Ouddane}",
  title="Mercury Distribution in the Deûle River (Northern France) Measured by the Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films Technique and Conventional Methods",
  annote="The distribution of mercury in surface water and in sediment from Deûle River in Northern France was studied by application of conventional sampling methods and by diffusive gradients in thin films technique (DGT). Concentration of total dissolved mercury in surface water was 20.8 ± 0.8 ng l-1. The particulate mercury concentration was 6.2 ± 0.6 µg g-1. The particulate mercury was accumulated in sediment (9.9 ± 2.3 mg kg-1), and it was transformed by methylating bacteria to methylmercury, mainly in the first 2- cm layer of the sediment. Total dissolved concentration of mercury in sediment pore water obtained by application of centrifugation extraction was 17.6 ± 4.1 ng l-1, and it was comparable with total dissolved pore water mercury concentration measured by DGT probe containing Duolite GT-73 resin gel (18.2 ± 4.3 ng l-1), taking the sediment heterogeneity and different principles of the applied methods into account. By application of two DGT probes with different resin gels specific for mercury, it was found that approximately 30% of total dissolved mercury in sediment pore water was present in labile forms easy available for biota. The resolution of mercury DGT depth profiles was 0.5 cm, which allows, unlike conventional techniques, to study the connection of the geochemical cycle of mercury with geochemical cycles of iron and manganese.",
  chapter="117205",
  doi="10.1007/s00244-015-0231-y",
  howpublished="online",
  number="3",
  volume="69",
  year="2015",
  month="october",
  pages="1--10",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}