Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/31481
Title: Assessment of heavy metal cations in sediments of Shing Mun River, Hong Kong
Authors: Sin, SN
Chua, H
Lo, WH 
Ng, LM
Keywords: Aluminum
Copper
Heavy metals
Hong Kong
Lead
Metal pollution
Sediments
Water pollution
Zinc
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Source: Environment international, 2001, v. 26, no. 5-6, p. 297-301 How to cite?
Journal: Environment International 
Abstract: The extent of heavy metal cation contamination in the Shing Mun River has been assessed. Sediment samples were taken at eight strategic locations along the river system. The highest concentrations of copper (Cu, 1.66 mg/g), lead (Pb, 0.354 mg/g), zinc (Zn, 2.2 mg/g) and chromium (Cr, 0.047 mg/g) were found in the Fo Tan Nullah, a major tributary of the Shing Mun River. The highest concentrations of aluminum (114 mg/g) and cadmium (Cd, 0.047 mg/g) were found in the Shing Mun Main River Channel. These contaminated sediments, accumulated over the years on the river bed, could act as secondary sources of pollution to the overlying water column in the river.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/31481
ISSN: 0160-4120
DOI: 10.1016/S0160-4120(01)00003-4
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