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The effect of physico-chemical parameters on speciation of trace metals in sediments from inland and coastal waters of Ghana

Summary of Article by C.A. Biney & R. Asmah, 2010

To determine the impact of some metals on the environment, the speciation of cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, manganese and iron into exchangeable, carbonate, reducible and organic bound fraction was studied in sediments from coastal and freshwater environments in Ghana. The differences in speciation were found to be in the water bodies were found to be based on whether the environment was oxidizing or reducing than whether they were fresh or saline, though generally, they formed more different species in inland freshwaters than in the coastal saline waters.