CAPACITY TO ACCUMULATE BARIUM, STRONTIUM, CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM IN THE WATER-AIR INTERFACE OF A COASTAL LAKE AT THE BALTIC SEA

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Józef Piotr Antonowicz

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Studies were conducted to determine the capacity to accumulate four metals – barium, strontium, calcium and magnesium in a coastal lake, Dołgie Wielkie. The lake is situated in World Biosphere Reserve – the Slovinski National Park. Water samples were collected from the surface microlayer (SML) using the Garrett mesh screen and at the same time samples were also collected from the subsurface water layer. Metal concentrations were analysed using a mass spectrometer. The enrichment factors were determined for metals in the surface microlayer. The greatest accumulation capacity was observed for barium. A lesser accumulation capacity was found for magnesium. Concentrations of calcium and strontium were comparable in both investigated layers. Seasonal variation was observed for all analyzed metals.


Key words: coastal lake, surface microlayer, metals

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ANTONOWICZ, Józef Piotr. CAPACITY TO ACCUMULATE BARIUM, STRONTIUM, CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM IN THE WATER-AIR INTERFACE OF A COASTAL LAKE AT THE BALTIC SEA. Baltic Coastal Zone, [S.l.], v. 19, p. 2015, vol.19, pp. 23 - 36, apr. 2016. ISSN 1643-0115. Available at: <https://bcz.apsl.edu.pl/index.php/1/article/view/54>. Date accessed: 04 july 2022.
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