International Journal of Analytical Chemistry / 2009 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Analysis of Bio-Obtainable Endocrine Disrupting Metals in River Water and Sediment, Sewage Influent/Effluent, Sludge, Leachate, and Concentrated Leachate, in the Irish Midlands Shannon Catchment

Table 2

Average values for master variables over a six-month period for the river sediments and leachate sediment, 2004-2005.

LocationCountySite no.Mean pH (RSD 0.3%)Mean % carbonate (RSD 0.6%) Mean % organic content

 Mote Park (River Hind)Roscommon17.6619.995.66
 Banagher (R. Shannon)Offaly28.1223.234.02
 Shannon Harbour (Grand Canal)Offaly38.0422.662.66
 Athlone Lock (R. Shannon)Westmeath47.8323.973.15
 Lanesborough (R. Shannon)Longford57.8924.493.69

 Burgess Park (R. Shannon)Westmeath67.7522.556.20
 Ballydonagh (R. Al)Westmeath78.1823.844.08
 Derryclure (Tullamore River)Offaly87.2824.408.13

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