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Data set name

Dissolved and particulate trace metals in waters of Scheldt estuary (1992 onwards)

Data holding centreUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodOctober 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The western Scheldt estuary

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column

Description 
Summary

The aim of this study is to evaluate the distribution of trace metals (Cr, Mn, Co, Zn, Cd, Pb) between the dissolved and the particulate phases in the Scheldt estuary. The rate of transfer of these elements between the two phases will furthermore be investigated by using radiotracers during incubation experiments carried out with Scheldt water. Special attention will be devoted to the role of biological activity in these transfer processes. The final goal is to evaluate the sources, sinks and fluxes of these metals in the estuarine system.

OriginatorsUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry
Availability 
OrganisationUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. R. Wollast
Address

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry
Boulevard du Triomphe/Triomflaan, CP 208
Brussels

1050
Belgium

Telephone+32 2 650 52 13
Facsimile+ 32-2-650.52.28
Emailrwollast@ulb.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11018004
Global identifier1031
Last revised2009-08-10