Journal of Chemistry

Geochemistry of Aquatic Sediments


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1Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Croatia

2University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

3Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel


Geochemistry of Aquatic Sediments

Description

The type and composition of aquatic sediments are key factors in environmental research of freshwater and marine systems. Characterization of sediment is of extreme importance for (a) natural processes as sediment transport and accumulation, biodiversity, and biogeochemical reactions within sediments and (b) contamination evaluation, as sediments act as a sink for a large number of toxic substances, which, if present above certain levels, could harm biological diversity and human health. Geochemical investigations of aquatic sediments in terrestrial (fluvial, lacustrine, and estuarine) and marine environments are of fundamental interest for the assessment of the natural ecosystems and the level of pollution that potentially affect them. Determining the chemical composition of aquatic sediments may detect sources of pollutions as sewage, industry, agriculture, abandoned and active mines, landfills, harbor activities, and oil drilling. In addition, natural anomalies may indicate mineral resources for mining purposes in a particular region.

New methods and approaches for sampling and analysis are continuously being introduced in aquatic sediment research. More attention is given to qualitative and quantitative monitoring of sediment and sediment fluxes, which is regularly established in most European and many countries worldwide. Unfortunately, uniform legislation on sediment quality and load still does not exist on international level and even not on the national level of most countries. Therefore, more attention should be given to further expansion of sediment monitoring and of establishing criteria for assessing sediment quality and legislative for toxic inorganic and organic pollutants.

The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers, as well as review articles, addressing recent advances in aquatic terrestrial and marine sediments research and new methods and developments in monitoring, as well as legislative development. Original, high quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Metal pollution of aquatic terrestrial and marine sediments
  • Organic pollutants in aquatic terrestrial and marine sediments
  • Influence of abandoned and active mines on quality of stream sediments
  • Influence of sewage and industry on quality of stream sediments
  • Sediment load monitoring programs
  • Development of new analytical methods used in aquatic sediments research
  • Influence of harbor activities on marine sediments
  • Influence of oil drilling on marine sediments
  • Adsorption of pollutants on sediments
  • Transport of suspended particles and particle-bound pollutants in rivers
  • Interactions between water column and sediment in aquatic terrestrial and marine environments
  • Chemical composition of aquatic sediments as reflecting provenance and transport
  • Chemical composition of aquatic sediments as a prospection tool
  • Bacterial activity within the aquatic sediments, and its influence on the biogeochemical interactions

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3486813
  • - Editorial

Geochemistry of Aquatic Sediments

Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski | Marc Schwientek | Amir Sandler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8949502
  • - Research Article

Mercury and Organic Matter Concentrations in Lake and Stream Sediments in relation to One Another and to Atmospheric Mercury Deposition and Climate Variations across Canada

Mina Nasr | Paul A. Arp
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4741939
  • - Research Article

Composition and Distribution Characteristics and Geochemical Significance of n-Alkanes in Core Sediments in the Northern Part of the South Yellow Sea

Jinxian He | Shengyin Zhang | ... | Hongchen Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6092047
  • - Research Article

Arsenic Transfer from As-Rich Sediments to River Water in the Presence of Biofilms

Diego Martiñá Prieto | Verónica Martín-Liñares | ... | María Teresa Barral
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6874234
  • - Research Article

Sedimentary Organic Matter and Phosphate along the Kapuas River (West Kalimantan, Indonesia)

Pei Sun Loh | Chen-Tung Arthur Chen | ... | Bing-Jye Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8414581
  • - Research Article

Geochemical and Isotopic Characterisation of Actual Lacustrine Sediments from the Hydrothermal Lake Specchio di Venere, Pantelleria Island (Italy)

Marianna Cangemi | Paolo Madonia | ... | Ygor Oliveri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1012021
  • - Research Article

REE Geochemistry of Euphrates River, Turkey

Leyla Kalender | Gamze Aytimur
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3672348
  • - Research Article

Sulfur Speciation in the Surface Sediments of Lakes from Different Regions, China: Characterization by S K-Edge XANES Spectroscopy

Wang Jingfu | Chen Jingan | ... | Ma Chenyan
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