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Lime Residues and Metal Sequestration in Sediments of Excessively Limed Lakes
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Geological Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Water, Air and Soil Pollution, ISSN 0049-6979, E-ISSN 1573-2932, Vol. 219, no 1-4, 535-546 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Sediment profiles from ten excessively limed lakes were used to study the occurrence of lime residues as a result of incomplete lime dissolution and the influence of treatment with very high lime doses on the sequestration of metals in lake sediments. The sediment profiles were subjected to multi-element analysis and compared to sediment profiles from previous studies of lakes limed with normal lime doses and untreated reference lakes. The high lime doses were found to result in large lime residues in the sediment, with lime concentrations of up to 70% of the dry sediment in the studied lakes. Excessive liming, like liming with normal doses, was found to cause increased sequestration in sediments of, e.g. Cd, Co, Ni and Zn, metals where the mobility is known to be highly pH dependent, compared to non-limed reference lakes. No effect of liming on the sequestration of Cu, Cr, Pb and V could be shown. The size of the lime dose did not seem to influence the metal sequestration in the sediment, since no difference between the excessively limed lakes and lakes limed with normal doses was found. On the contrary, the large lime residues were found to cause a dilution of the metal concentrations in the sediments, since lime products used for lake liming generally have lower metal concentrations compared to the sediments.

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2011. Vol. 219, no 1-4, 535-546 p.
Keyword [en]
Enrichment factors, Lake sediment, Lime treatment, Metal sequestration, Sweden
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66969DOI: 10.1007/s11270-010-0726-0ISI: 000291249700044OAI: diva2:470218
authorCount :1Available from: 2011-12-28 Created: 2011-12-22 Last updated: 2011-12-28Bibliographically approved

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