Environmental Factors Affecting the Speciation of Mercury in the Bottom Sediments; an Overview
L. Boszke*, 1. A. Kowalski, G. Gosiska, R. Szarek, 1. J. Siepak
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Department of Environmental Protection, Collegium Polonicum, A. Mickiewicz University of Poznań,
Kościuszki 1, 69-100 Subice, Poland
1. Department of Water and Soil Analysis, Faculty of Chemistry, A. Mickiewicz University of Poznań,
Drzymały 24, 60-613 Poznań, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2003;12(1):5–13
This paper present a discussion of selected factors affecting on distribution and behaviour of mercury species in bottom sediments. This paper demonstrates that microorganisms, inorganic sulphides, organic matter, iron and manganese hydroxides, red-ox potential, chlorides and temperature are the main factors controlling the behaviour of this element in bottom sediments.