Accession Number:

ADA626695

Title:

Complexation Reactions Between Trace Metals and Specific Functional Groups in Natural Organic Matter from Estuarine Waters

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV GALVESTON DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

To gain a better understanding of the importance of colloidal macromolecules and microparticles in the cycling, speciation and bioavailability of trace elements in coastal waters. Special emphasis is placed on the role of acid polysaccharides, APS major components in flocs, marine and freshwater snow , and biofilms and reduced sulfur species e.g., glutathione, phytochelatins and metallothionines for trace metal complexation.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE