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The identification and quantification of metal species, showing widely differing mobilities in the environment, has received rapidly increasing attention in the recent past due to the ecotoxicological relevance of such data. In the future, it seems certain that the freshwater bodies of the EC will become drinking water sources despite their quality. Systematic research and inventory of in situ contaminants, such as the metals mentioned in the Directive 76/464/EEC, will become mandatory, and the results will need to be comparable throughout the EC. The present paper deals with metal mobility assessment based upon solid matter speciation studies in freshwater environments and is essentially a plea for a common scheme which will allow the comparison of results obtained by different research groups on different aquatic systems.

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Authors: MUNTAU H ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);FYTIANOS K, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Workshop on Sequential Extraction in Sediments and Soils, Barcelona (ES), March 28 - April 1, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36748 ORA
Record Number: 199210626 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en