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Cadmium in the Dnieper River: distribution, speciation and interaction with organic ligands

Linnik, R M.; Iskra, I. V.

Large Rivers Vol. 10 No. 1-4 (1996), p. 559 - 564

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published: Sep 18, 1996

DOI: 10.1127/lr/10/1996/559

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This paper summarises the spatiotemporal analysis of cadmium distribution in water of the Dnieper River. Speciation analysis was conducted using Anodic Stripping Voltammetry. Dissolved compounds (65-90% of total Cd) are the predominant form, among which complexed compounds (mainly with organic matter) represent 45-90% of dissolved Cd. Complexed compounds are formed by binding with both relatively high (> 60,000 atomic mass units) and low (< 5000 a.m.u.) molecular mass ligands. Fulvic acids play a major role, binding 65-85% of the complexed Cd.


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