The stability of the relative content ratios of Cu, Pb and Zn in soils and sediments

Huan Xin Weng, Xing Mao Zhang, Xun Hong Chen, Neng You Wu

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Abstract

The study indicates that the relative content ratios of Cu, Pb and Zn in soils and sediments tend to have stability compared to those in meteorites, rocks and organisms. This stability is considered to be associated with their geochemical properties and has no relationship to the existing environments if it is not disturbed by an anthropogenic factor. In addition, it can serve as a background reference in determining the changes in environmental quality due to human activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Geology
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Cu
  • Pb
  • Relative content ratio
  • Sediment
  • Soil
  • Stability
  • Zn

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution
  • Soil Science

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The stability of the relative content ratios of Cu, Pb and Zn in soils and sediments. / Weng, Huan Xin; Zhang, Xing Mao; Chen, Xun Hong; Wu, Neng You.

In: Environmental Geology, Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.12.2003, p. 79-85.

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Weng, Huan Xin ; Zhang, Xing Mao ; Chen, Xun Hong ; Wu, Neng You. / The stability of the relative content ratios of Cu, Pb and Zn in soils and sediments. In: Environmental Geology. 2003 ; Vol. 45, No. 1. pp. 79-85.
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