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Data set name

Data Set on heavy metals (plus nutrients and carbon) in sediments of the Scheldt estuary (Belgium) (1991-94)

Data holding centreVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1991 to 1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The Scheldt estuary, Belgium

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Carbon concentrations in sediment; Metal concentrations in sediment pore waters; Nutrient concentrations in sediment pore waters; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Redox potential in sediment

Description 
Summary

The aims of the study are twofold: a) to obtain a better understanding of the biogeochemical processes influencing the immobilization and/or remobilization of metals in the sedimentary phase of the Scheldt estuary; b) to estimate possible fluxes of metals from the sediment to the aqueous phase of the estuary. Six sites in the Scheldt estuary, chosen as a function of bottom characteristics and salinity gradient, are studied seasonally.

OriginatorsVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Availability 
OrganisationVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. W. Baeyens (Head of department)
Address

Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
boulevard de la Plaine/Pleinlaan 2
Brussels

1050
Belgium

Telephone+32 2 629 32 63
Facsimile+32 2 629 32 74
Emailwbaeyens@vub.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11012003
Global identifier999
Last revised2010-11-22