Journal of Soils and Sediments

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List of Papers (Total 106)

The effects of the reverse seasonal flooding on soil texture within the hydro-fluctuation belt in the Three Gorges reservoir, China

Purpose The formation of the large hydro-fluctuation belt at the altitude of 145–175 m, following the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, developed from the terrestrial system in the Three Gorges reservoir. This research mainly concerned the effects of the resultant reverse seasonal flooding on soil texture. Materials and methods Four field experimental plots were designed with ...

Urban soil resources of medium-sized cities in Poland: a comparative case study of Toruń and Zielona Góra

Purpose Despite the many studies of urban soils, a comparative analysis for cities of a similar size has not yet been conducted. Thus, the aim of this review paper was to compare the soil distribution patterns in the area of two medium-sized Polish cities (Toruń and Zielona Góra). The authors attempted to answer the question of how natural and technogenic factors contributed to the ...

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Elements in water, suspended particulate matter and sediments of the Sava River

Purpose River ecosystems are under pressure from several different stressors. Among these, inorganic pollutants contribute to multiple stressor situations and the overall degradation of the ecological status of the aquatic environments. The main sources of pollution include different industrial activities, untreated effluents from municipal waste waters and intensive agriculture. ...

Cadmium contamination of sediments in the water reservoirs in Silesian Upland (southern Poland)

Purpose Cadmium (Cd) is considered a toxic element and its concentrations are relevant to human health and the environment. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which the bottom sediments of water bodies (artificial lakes and ponds) in the Silesian Upland in southern Poland are contaminated with Cd; an attempt was also made to determine the factors ...

Sulfur isotope fractionation and sequential extraction to assess metal contamination on lake and river sediments

Purpose The present study investigated lake and river sediments affected by metals from an acid mine drainage (AMD) from a former uranium mine. The role of bacterial sulfate reduction in the immobilization of contaminants was evaluated, and the analyses of acid volatile sulfide (AVS) and sequential extraction were performed. Consequently, the potential mobility and bioavailability ...

Diel turbidity cycles in a headwater stream: evidence of nocturnal bioturbation?

Purpose A small number of recent studies have linked daily cycles in stream turbidity to nocturnal bioturbation by aquatic fauna, principally crayfish, and demonstrated this process can significantly impact upon water quality under baseflow conditions. Adding to this limited body of research, we use high-resolution water quality monitoring data to investigate evidence of diel ...

The bioavailability and toxicity of ZnO and Ni nanoparticles and their bulk counterparts in different sediments

Purpose The intensive development of nanotechnology raises a question of the potential consequences of the presence of nanoparticles (NPs) in the different components of the environment, including sediments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of nanoparticles of ZnO and Ni and their bulk counterparts in bottom sediments (SD1, SD2) with different properties collected ...