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Data set name

Heavy metals in the Western Scheldt, Belgium (1980-90)

Data holding centreUniversity of Antwerp, Department of Chemistry, Micro and Trace Analysis Centre
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1980 to 1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Estuary and affluents of Western Scheldt, Belgium

Observations 
Parameters

Trace metalloid concentrations in biota; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Metal concentrations in biota

Description 
Summary

The aim of this work consisted of two main parts: (1) to create an inventory of all the heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb and Zn) content data for in the dissolved and particulate phases in the river Scheldt and its affluents and to interpret these data; (2) to describe the distribution of the heavy metals in the Scheldt estuary over the dissolved and particulate phase resulting in a calculation method for the distribution coefficient for the different metals.

OriginatorsUniversity of Antwerp, Department of Chemistry, Micro and Trace Analysis Centre
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Antwerp, Department of Chemistry, Micro and Trace Analysis Centre
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. R. Van Grieken
Address

University of Antwerp, Department of Chemistry, Micro and Trace Analysis Centre
Universiteitsplein 1
Antwerpen

B-2610
Belgium

Telephone+32 3 820 23 62
Facsimile+32 3 820.23.76
Emailvgrieken@uia.ua.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11001001
Global identifier953
Last revised2010-11-22