trace metal Articles

  • A Trace of Arsenic

    The cans of baby formula invaded Brian Jackson’s Dartmouth College lab late in 2010. His team picked up an armful of popular brands at the food co-op in Hanover, N.H. Then another armload. Eventually Jackson had a cabinet full of the brightly labeled canisters. Today, he still keeps a few in his office. Not as clutter — that’s not his style. He just likes to keep his toxicology ...


    By Freytech Inc.

  • Measurement of Trace metals in Ambient air case study

    Trace metals are found at low concentration in the ambient environment and are associated with adverse health effects. The gold standard metal measurement is Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES); however, sample preparation is laborious and expensive. The Xact 625 metals monitor uses non-destructive X-ray fluorescence technology. A built-in sample collection system ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • Trace metal status in marine biological samples: a review

    The literature on trace metal status in marine biological samples is reviewed, taking into account the importance of the subject. Marine organisms accumulate trace metals to body concentrations well above those in seawater. Different marine organisms differ significantly in accumulated tissue and total body concentrations of heavy metals. The present literature survey indicates that more than 26 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fate of biosolids trace metals in a dryland wheat agroecosystem

    Biosolids land application for beneficial reuse applies varying amounts of trace metals to soils. Measuring plant-available or total soil metals is typically performed to ensure environmental protection, but these techniques do not quantify which soil phases play important roles in terms of metal release or attenuation. This study assessed the distribution of Cd, Cr, Cu, Mo, Ni, Pb, and Zn ...

  • Studies on Heavy Trace Metal Ions in Industrial Waste Effluents in Pakistan

    The impairment of water quality due to introduction of industrial pollutants is a major problem faced by big industrial cities. The uncontrolled release of waste effluents to large water bodies have deleterious effects both on water quality and aquatic life. In our country, Karachi, the largest industrial city, is facing a similar problem. The aim of the present work is to determine the levels of ...


  • Biological and chemical influences on trace metal toxicity and bioaccumulation in the marine and estuarine environment

    For several trace metals, bioavailability and toxicity are controlled by both chemical (free ion) and physiological effects. The role of salinity in trace metal uptake (particularly cadmium) could be explained by a mixture of free ion and biological effects. Mercury (Hg) and methylmercury (MMHg) bioaccumulation is different from that of other metals because uptake of the free metal ion via ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of Sampling and Field-Filtration Methods for the Analysis of Trace Metals in Ground Water

    Selected ground water sampling and field-filtration methods were evaluated to determine their effects on field parameters and trace metal concentrations in samples collected under several types of field conditions. The study focused on conditions where traditional approaches may produce turbid samples, which often leads to filtration of suspended particles from the sample before laboratory ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Trace metals: Inputs, sedimentation and accumulation in San Vicente Bay, Chile

    The present study deals with sediment dynamics affecting sediment-associated metal distributions in an embayment system experiencing pollution from coastal industries. Sedimentary metal content may originate from diagenetic processes of foundation rock on the bottom, allochthonous minerals from natural sources, and metals from industrial effluents along the coast. The study presents experimental ...


    By Springer

  • Preliminary assessment of trace metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the sediments

    Total concentrations of Cd, Cr, Co, Fe, Pb, Ni, Mn and Zn were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in the surface sediments of Taylor Creek, Southern Nigeria. The most concentrated trace metals, ranging from 113.2 to 5160.7 mg/g-dry weights were Fe, Pb, Mn, Ni and Zn. There was no significant variation in sediment-associated metal levels (P>0.05). The Metal Pollution Index (MPI) was ...

  • Trace element and heavy metal concentrations in fruits and vegetables of the Gediz River region

    The Gediz river that irrigates the largest agricultural part of the Aegean Region's "Gediz Plain" is being polluted by industrial and domestic wastes starting from the Murat Mountain and continuing to the river's mouth. To study the pollution status, vegetables (tomato, pepper, bean, purslane, cowpea), fruits (apple, plum, pomegranate, walnut, watermelon, peach, cherry, grape), and leaf samples ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effect of trace metals on halophilic and mixed cultures in anaerobic treatment

    Abstract: Trace metals are known to stimulate the activity of anaerobic methanogenic bacteria involved in the degradation of organic matter. The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of three trace metals, iron, nickel and cobalt on the activity of halophilic methanogens, digester sludge and a mixed culture of halophilic bacteria and digester sludge, at various salt ...

  • Trace metal dynamics in floodplain soils of the River Elbe: A review

    This paper reviews trace metal dynamics in floodplain soils using the Elbe floodplains in Germany as an example of extraordinary importance because of the pollution level of its sediments and soils. Trace metal dynamics are determined by processes of retention and release, which are influenced by a number of soil properties including pH value, redox potential, organic matter, type and amount of ...

  • Acetoclastic methanogens in an anaerobic digester could be susceptible to trace metal supplementation

    The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of nutrient supplementation on anaerobic biomass. While many studies emphasized the importance of supplementing trace metals such as iron, cobalt, and nickel for maximum methanogenic activity, there is no evidence whether such supplements, even at relatively low concentration, could perturb anaerobic biomass. Effects of supplementing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aqua Regia Digestion for Trace Metals Recovery from Soil and Water

    Metals are regulated because they have the potential to harm human health and the environment. Unlike organic chemicals, metals are not degradable and have a greater tendency to accumulate. According to Environmental Protection Agency metals and metalloids of primary interest are: Silver (Ag), Aluminium (Al), Arsenic (As), Boron (B), Barium (Ba), Beryllium (Be), Cadmium (Cd), Cobalt (Co), ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • A statistical approach applied to trace metal data from biomonitoring studies

    This work underlines the importance of the statistical procedures necessary for the significant assessment of analytical data of heavy metals derived from marine organisms (biomonitors) collected at five stations in Ustica at the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea. The statistical method described indicates that, where the differences among the averages of Pb, Cu and Zn concentrations in the molluscs of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of trace metals in drinking water with the optima 7000 DV ICP-OES

    With the development of mining, smelting and other industrial activities, heavy metals are increasingly being found in freshwater sources which can pose severe threats to human and environmental health. Pollution by heavy metals (such as Cd, Pb, etc.) not only affects the productivity of crops, but also the quality of the atmosphere as well as water bodies and threatens the health and life of ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Trace metal characterization of soils using the Optima 7300 DV ICP-OES

    Soil testing helps diagnose soil health and guides in the development of soilspecific and crop-specific remedies. It is an indispensable tool to assure national food safety, nutritional accuracy, maintenance of soil health and enhancement of soil fertility. Based on this analysis, farmers may be advised on soil fertility to make agriculture more productive and sustainable. Micronutrient analysis ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Understanding aqueous trace metal characteristics from industrial sources in China

    Trace metals are a group of toxic pollutants that can cause serious damage to ecosystems and humans. To determine the distribution characteristics of aqueous trace metal contamination and identify critical pollution sources, it is necessary to develop a detailed estimation of trace metal emissions. By considering emission-related factors in each industrial sector, we estimate that the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Research of trace metals as markers of entry pathways in combined sewers

    Combined sewers receive high toxic trace metal loads emitted by various sources, such as traffic, industry, urban heating and building materials. During heavy rain events, Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) can occur and, if so, are discharged directly into the aquatic system and therefore could have an acute impact on receiving waters. In this study, the concentrations of 18 metals have been ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phytotoxicity of trace metals in spiked and field‐contaminated soils: Linking soil extractable metals with toxicity

    Soil tests have been widely developed to predict trace metal uptake by plants. The prediction of metal toxicity however has rarely been tested. The study was set up to compare eight established soil tests for diagnosing phytotoxicity in contaminated soils. Nine soils contaminated with Zn or Cu by metal mining, smelting or processing were collected. Uncontaminated reference soils with similar ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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