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Dissolved and particulate trace metals in a wetland of international importance: Lake Mikri Prespa, Greece

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This paper reports the dissolved and particulate trace metal distributions in Lake Mikri Prespa, wetland of NW Greece. The concentrations of Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Al, Fe, Mn, Ni and Cr were determined in surface and hypolimnetic waters as well as in the inputs and the outflow. Trace metals were connected with two major populations of suspended particles, identified by using the recovery ratio for two different leaching reagents, namely 0.5 N HCl and 1:1 hot aqueous HNO3. The first group is land derived entering the lake through runoff and plays a rather restricted role in its geochemistry. The second group which is more important includes authigenic carbonates, Fe and Mn hydroxides and oxides and organic rich particulates.

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Scoullos, M.J., Hatzianestis, J. Dissolved and particulate trace metals in a wetland of international importance: Lake Mikri Prespa, Greece. Water Air Soil Pollut 44, 307–320 (1989).

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  • Oxide
  • Hydroxide
  • Geochemistry
  • HNO3
  • Trace Metal