A model for the concentration of lead and polychlorinated biphenyls in lake sediment

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    The physicochemical basis of the total particle flux model, which describes the anthropogenic concentration of a chemical in lake sediment using the anthropogenic flux from the atmosphere, total particle flux in the lake, hydraulic loading (q) and distribution coefficient of the chemical (Kd), was investigated. It was found that the influence of q and Kd can be neglected if Kd is greater than a critical value of 400-600 m3 kgDS-1 and a simplified model with a total particle flux of 0.163±0.0240 kgDS m-2 yr-1 was derived for lakes in sub-regions of the UK and Ireland. The total particle flux value was shown to be realistic, as it converts to an average sediment yield of 13 tonnes km-2 yr-1, a value similar to direct estimates for the region of 10-30 and a value of 13 for similar sized catchments. As the field Kd value for Pb and PCBs in lakes and rivers is greater than the critical value, the simplified model is a physicochemical description of the anthropogenic concentration of these chemicals in lake sediment at the regional and global scales. However, the field Kd for Zn, Cu, Cd, Hg, Ni, PAHs, OCs, chlorobenzenes and chlorophenols is less than the critical value and so the simplified model does not apply to these contaminants.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages565-576
    JournalJournal of Paleolimnology
    Volume43
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 59: 2677-2687 Boyle JF, Birks HJB (1999) Predicting heavy metal concentrations in the surface sediments of Norwegian headwater lakes from atmospheric deposition: an application of a simple sediment-water partitioning model. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 114: 27-51 Chiou CT, Peters LJ, Freed VH (1979) A physical concept of soil-water equilibria for nonionic organic compounds. Science 206: 831-832 D'Arcy P, Carignan R (1997) Influence of catchment topography on water chemistry in southeastern Quebec Shield lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54: 2215-2227 Dearing JA, Foster IDL (1993) Lake sediments and geomorphological processes: some thoughts. In: McManus J, Duck RW Geomoropholgy and Sedimentology of Lakes and Reserviors, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 5-14 Eadie BJ, Robbins JA (1987) The role of particulate matter in the movement of contaminants in the Great Lakes. 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USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow McGroddy SE, Farrington JW (1995) Sediment porewater partitioning of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in three cores from Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. Environmental Science and Technology 29: 1542-1550 McLennan SM (1993) Weathering and global denudation. The Journal of Geology 101: 295-303 McManus J, Duck R.W (1996) Regional variation of fluvial sediment yield in eastern Scotland. In: Walling DE, Webb BW Erosion and Sediment Yield: Global and Regional Perspectives IAHS Publication no. 236, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Wallingford, 157-161 Nurnberg G, LaZerte BD (2004) Modelling the effect of development on internal phosphorus load in nutrient-poor lakes. Water Resources Research 40: doi:10.1029/2003WR002410, 2004 O' Connor DJ, Connolly JP (1980) The effect of concentration of adsorbing solids on the partition coefficient. Water Research 14: 1517-1523 Pace ML, Groffman PM (1998) Needs and concepts in Ecosystem Science. 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