Particulate Matter. Its Association with Microorganisms and Trace Metals in an Estuarine Salt Marsh Microlayer

Leonard W. Lion, Ronald W. Harvey, Lily Y. Young, James O. Leckie

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Abstract

Water samples collected from the air-water interface in a salt marsh were analyzed for particulate numbers and size range, viable heterotrophic bacteria, cadmium, and lead. Comparison of the results with those from bulk water samples indicated significantly elevated levels of particulates, plate count bacteria, and lead in all samples examined. Data suggest elevated concentrations of bacteria and lead at the interface are a consequence of high concentrations of particulates that may serve as a site for accumulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1522-1525
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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