High resolution profiles of thallium, manganese and iron assessed by DET and DGT techniques in riverine sediment pore waters.Sci Total Environ. 2007 Feb 15; 373(2-3):526-33.ST
High resolution profiles of Mn, Tl and Fe concentrations have been assessed in the pore waters of river Leie sediments at Warneton and Menen (at the border of Belgium and France) by DET (Diffusive Equilibrium in Thin Films) and DGT (Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films) techniques. The oxidized, solid Mn (IV), Tl (III) and Fe (III) compounds were reduced in the suboxic (+255 to -20 mV versus Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE)) riverine sediments and since these reduced species are much more soluble also they are released into the pore waters. The highest DET (total dissolved) concentrations of Fe (76 mg l(-1)), Mn (2 mg l(-1)) were observed at the station of Menen, while Tl maxima differed only slightly between the 3 surveys (21 to 27 microg l(-1)). The average ratios of Fe/Mn/Tl in the pore waters at the 3 sampling stations are fairly constant for both the DET and DGT samplings. However, the results indicate that compared to Fe and Tl a greater proportion of the Mn measured by DET is accumulated by DGT, reflecting the ready supply of Mn from solid phase to solution.