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Distribution of Metals in the Waters and Sediments of Rivers in Central Amazon Region, Brazil

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Constantino, Isabela C. [1] ; Teodoro, Grazielly C. [1] ; Moreira, Altair B. [1] ; Paschoal, Fabiana M. M. [2] ; Trindade, Wanderson G. [2] ; Bisinoti, Marcia C. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, Campus Sao Jose do Rio Preto, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Amazonas UFAM, Inst Ciencias Exatas & Tecnol, Campus Itacoatiara, BR-69103128 Itacoatiara, AM - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society; v. 30, n. 9, p. 1906-1915, SEP 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Seasonal concentrations of total, particulate and dissolved Al, Cu, Cd. Cr, Fe, Pb and Ni were analyzed in surface water and total metals in sediment samples from black and whitewater rivers within the Itacoatiara City, Central Amazon. Metals concentrations in water and sediment samples demonstrated that even though urbanization and agricultural practices are common in this region. Metal concentrations in sediments samples are acceptable regarding the recommended levels for protection of aquatic life. From this work, which is the first trace elements study in the main tributaries from Itacoatiara region, we conclude that metals are present in a particulate form, being easier to be transported to other aquatic bodies. During flooding periods an increase of Al, Fe and total organic compound (TOC) in almost water sampling points was observed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/22954-1 - Metal transportation and natural organic matter characterization from rivers of Itacoatiara, Amazônia
Grantee:Márcia Cristina Bisinoti
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/15733-7 - Evaluation of the use of hydrochar for agricultural purposes and of magnetic coal as adsorbent material
Grantee:Márcia Cristina Bisinoti
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants