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Influencia del rio Manzanares en la biodisponibilidad de metales pesados (Co, Cr, Pb, Zn) en la zona costera frente a la ciudad de Cumaná, estado Sucre, Venezuela

Author(s): Ernesto Rodríguez | Daisy Romero | Gregorio Martínez | Ivis Fermín | William Senior

Journal: Avances en Química
ISSN 1856-5301

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Availability | Heavy metals | Sediments | Coastal zone

The concentrations of heavy metals Co, Cr, Pb and Zn in the bioavailable fraction in surface sediments of marine-coastal region of the city of Cumana, Venezuela, were studied during periods of drought and rain, in 17 sampling stations located along the shoreline. Significant differences between the two periods of sampling were detected for chromium and lead concentrations, reaching the highest values during the rainy season. For the rest of the metals studied a similar behavior was found for both periods. Likewise, significant differences were observed for chromium and lead, showing a greater enrichment of the latter in the area of high river influence.
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