Assessment of heavy metal pollution in Red River surface sediments, Vietnam

Thi Thu Hien Nguyen, Weiguo Zhang, Zhen Li, Jie Li, Can Ge, Jinyan Liu, Xuexin Bai, Huan Feng, Lizhong Yu

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Abstract

Surface sediment samples were collected from upstream down to the subaqueous delta of the Red River in Vietnam to assess heavy metal pollution. Sediment Cr and V concentrations are strongly correlated with Al, Fe, Mn and total organic carbon concentrations, as well as particle size, suggesting that these two metals are derived primarily from natural sources and enriched in the fine fraction of sediments. In contrast, Cu, Cd, Pb, Ni and Zn concentrations show weaker correlations with particle size, with very high concentrations observed at several sites in the upper reach of the river, pointing to anthropogenic input as a possible source of these heavy metals. Enrichment factors (EF) of Cu, Cd, Pb, Ni and Zn suggest that heavy metal pollution is present in sediments with significantly high values in the upstream. The data analysis indicates that Cd, Cu and Pb are the dominant pollutants in the Red River, with their concentrations reaching moderate to serious pollution levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-519
Number of pages7
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume113
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2016

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  • Heavy metal pollution
  • Sediment
  • The Red River

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Nguyen, T. T. H., Zhang, W., Li, Z., Li, J., Ge, C., Liu, J., ... Yu, L. (2016). Assessment of heavy metal pollution in Red River surface sediments, Vietnam. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113(1-2), 513-519. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.030
Nguyen, Thi Thu Hien ; Zhang, Weiguo ; Li, Zhen ; Li, Jie ; Ge, Can ; Liu, Jinyan ; Bai, Xuexin ; Feng, Huan ; Yu, Lizhong. / Assessment of heavy metal pollution in Red River surface sediments, Vietnam. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2016 ; Vol. 113, No. 1-2. pp. 513-519.
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