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Title: Heavy metal concentration, distribution and bioavailability in floodplain soils of the River Manifold and Derwent, UK
Author: Zhang, Xiuqing
ISNI:       0000 0001 3577 3853
Awarding Body: University of the West of England, Bristol
Current Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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This study investigates and examines the concentrations of Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn in the Manifold and Derwent floodplain soils, their distribution across the floodplains, transportation along the river channels, bioavailability to grazing grasses, and association with soil pH and organic matter. Six floodplains (2 from the Manifold catchment and 4 from the Derwent catchment) have been chosen as field sites, and 61 paired soil and grass samples have been collected and analysed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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