Full Text:   <2783>

CLC number: X82

On-line Access: 2011-05-09

Received: 2010-07-15

Revision Accepted: 2010-11-26

Crosschecked: 2011-04-24

Cited: 3

Clicked: 5629

Citations:  Bibtex RefMan EndNote GB/T7714

-   Go to

Article info.
1. Reference List
Open peer comments

Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2011 Vol.12 No.5 P.399-404


Study on heavy metal concentrations in river sediments through the total amount evaluation method

Author(s):  Chen-chen Wang, Zhi-guang Niu, Yan Li, Jie Sun, Fang Wang

Affiliation(s):  School of Environment Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   wcc12122008@163.com, nzg@tju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Total amount evaluation, Heavy metal pollution, River sediments, Surfer software

Chen-chen Wang, Zhi-guang Niu, Yan Li, Jie Sun, Fang Wang. Study on heavy metal concentrations in river sediments through the total amount evaluation method[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2011, 12(5): 399-404.

@article{title="Study on heavy metal concentrations in river sediments through the total amount evaluation method",
author="Chen-chen Wang, Zhi-guang Niu, Yan Li, Jie Sun, Fang Wang",
journal="Journal of Zhejiang University Science A",
publisher="Zhejiang University Press & Springer",

%0 Journal Article
%T Study on heavy metal concentrations in river sediments through the total amount evaluation method
%A Chen-chen Wang
%A Zhi-guang Niu
%A Yan Li
%A Jie Sun
%A Fang Wang
%J Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A
%V 12
%N 5
%P 399-404
%@ 1673-565X
%D 2011
%I Zhejiang University Press & Springer
%DOI 10.1631/jzus.A1000338

T1 - Study on heavy metal concentrations in river sediments through the total amount evaluation method
A1 - Chen-chen Wang
A1 - Zhi-guang Niu
A1 - Yan Li
A1 - Jie Sun
A1 - Fang Wang
J0 - Journal of Zhejiang University Science A
VL - 12
IS - 5
SP - 399
EP - 404
%@ 1673-565X
Y1 - 2011
PB - Zhejiang University Press & Springer
ER -
DOI - 10.1631/jzus.A1000338

A quantitative method to evaluate the amounts of heavy metals in river sediments is established. Using the BT Drainage River in North China as a study object, six representative cross sections were selected for measurement of heavy metal indicators in sediments, and then the main contamination indicators were determined by performing a potential ecological risk assessment. Using a section of this river as an example, the total amounts of the main pollution indicators and those of their harmful forms are estimated by the surfer software, which simulates the pollution status within the downstream sediments of the outfall at this section. The calculation results could provide a theoretical guideline and data support for pollution treatment of the BT Drainage River.

Darkslateblue:Affiliate; Royal Blue:Author; Turquoise:Article


[1]Burton, E.D., Phillips, I.R., Hawker, D.W., 2005. Trace metal distribution and enrichment in benthic, estuarine sediments: Southport Broadwater, Australia. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 27(5-6):369-383.

[2]Caeiro, S., Costa, M.H., Ramos, T.B., Fernandes, F., Silveira, N., Coimbra, A., Medeiros, G., Painho, M., 2005. Assessing heavy metal contamination in Sado Estuary sediment: an index analysis approach. Ecological Indicators, 5(2):151-169.

[3]Chen, C.W., Kao, C.M., Chen, C.F., Dong, C.D., 2007. Distribution and accumulation of heavy metals in the sediments of Kaohsiung Harbor, Taiwan. Chemosphere, 66(8):1431-1440.

[4]Hakanson, L., 1980. An ecological risk index for aquatic pollution control: a sedimentological approach. Water Research, 14(8):975-1001.

[5]Han, K.F., Meng, F., 2007. To develop an earthwork calculating program with VB6.0 and surfer automation technology. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 14(5):390-392 (in Chinese).

[6]Hua, L.P., Hua, L., Gao, J., Zhang, Z.X., Yin, X.X., Zhu, F.Y., Wang, X.D., 2006. Heavy metal pollution of sediments of lakes in China. Soils, 38(4):366-373 (in Chinese).

[7]Kucuksezgin, F., Uluturhan, E., Batki, H., 2008. Distribution of heavy metals in water, particulate matter and sediments of Gediz River (Eastern Aegean). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 141(1-3):213-225.

[8]Rodriguez-Barroso, M.R., Benhamou, Y., El Moumni, B., El Hatimi, I., Garcia-Morales, J.L., 2009. Evaluation of metal contamination in sediments from north of Morocco: geochemical and statistical approaches. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 159(1-4):169-181.

[9]Singh, M., Muller, G., Singh, I.B., 2003. Geogenic distribution and baseline concentration of heavy metals in sediments of the Ganges River, India. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 80(1):1-17.

[10]Visuthismajarn, P., Vitayavirasuk, B., Leeraphante, N., Kietpawpan, M., 2005. Ecological risk assessment of abandoned shrimp ponds in Southern Thailand. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 104(1-3):409-418.

[11]Wang, J.W., Ding, N., Zhao, T.L., 2006. 3D-visualization method of earthwork computation in leveling off the construction ground. Engineering of Surveying and Mapping, 15(6):15-19 (in Chinese).

Open peer comments: Debate/Discuss/Question/Opinion


Please provide your name, email address and a comment

Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
Tel: +86-571-87952783; E-mail: cjzhang@zju.edu.cn
Copyright © 2000 - 2024 Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE