The bottom sediments of Sörfjord, West Norway, contain unusually high concentrations of Ag, Ba, Bi, Cd, Cu, In, Pb, Sb, Sn, and Zn. The concentrations of Zn and Pb reach ∼ 10% by weight in some sediments. The concentrations of most of the elements are positively correlated, those of Pb, Cd, and Cu with Zn being particularly well developed; correlations also exist between Sb and Zn, and Ag and Cu. The concentrations of the metals in the bottom sediments decrease southwards and northwards from a locality close to a source of industrial waste.
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Skei, J.M., Price, N.B., Calvert, S.E. et al. The distribution of heavy metals in sediments of Sörfjord, West Norway. Water Air Soil Pollut 1, 452–461 (1972). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00250664
- Heavy Metal
- Bottom Sediment
- Industrial Waste