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dc.creatorSakan, Sanja M.
dc.creatorDević, Gordana N.
dc.creatorRelić, Dubravka
dc.creatorAnđelković, Ivan B.
dc.creatorSakan, Nenad
dc.creatorĐorđević, Dragana S.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-22T00:31:19Z
dc.date.available2018-11-22T00:31:19Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1866-6280
dc.identifier.urihttp://cherry.chem.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1701
dc.description.abstractTo effectively manage potential environmental and human health impacts of contaminated river sediments, it is important that information about the source (anthropogenic vs geogenic), variability and environmental risks associated with the contamination are well understood. The present study was carried out to assess the source and severity of contamination and to undertake a risk assessment for selected elements (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, V and Zn) in river sediments in Serbia. The estimate of the anthropogenic component of contamination was derived by determining the total element content and the background values for elements in sediments, and the severity of pollution was assessed by calculating a number of pollution indices including the contamination factor, the enrichment factor, the index of geoaccumulation, the ecological risk factor, the potential ecological risk index, the pollution load index, the combined pollution index, the modified degree of contamination and the toxic unit factor. This analysis indicates that river sediments in Serbia are primarily polluted with Zn, Cu and Cd. The most contaminated river systems are the Ibar, Pek, West Morava and Great Morava rivers. Mining activities were found to have a significant influence on sediment. Multivariate analyses suggested anthropogenic origins for Pb, Zn, Cd, As, Ni and Cu, whilst Fe, V, Mn, Co and Cr appear to have a mixed origin (both lithogenic and anthropogenic sources). A geochemical approach, with a calculation of pollution indices and statistical methods, is recognised as useful for the risk management of trace elements in sediments around the world.en
dc.publisherSpringer, New York
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/172001/RS//
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/43007/RS//
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceEnvironmental Earth Sciences
dc.subjectTrace elementsen
dc.subjectRiver sedimentsen
dc.subjectEnrichment factoren
dc.subjectModified degree of contaminationen
dc.subjectMultivariate analysisen
dc.titleRisk assessment of trace element contamination in river sediments in Serbia using pollution indices and statistical methods: a pilot studyen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractДевиц, Гордана; Сакан, Ненад; Дордевиц, Драгана; Релић, Дубравка; Сакан, Сања; Aнделковиц, Иван;
dc.citation.volume73
dc.citation.issue10
dc.citation.spage6625
dc.citation.epage6638
dc.identifier.wos000353801300062
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12665-014-3886-1
dc.citation.other73(10): 6625-6638
dc.description.otherSupplementary material: [http://cherry.chem.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/3409]
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84939987697
dc.identifier.rcubKon_2847


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