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dc.creatorPavlović, Pavle
dc.creatorMitrovic, Miroslava
dc.creatorĐorđević, Dragana
dc.creatorSakan, Sanja
dc.creatorSlobodnik, J
dc.creatorLiska, I
dc.creatorCsanyi, B
dc.creatorJaric, S
dc.creatorKostić, Olga
dc.creatorPavlovic, D
dc.creatorMarinković, N. S.
dc.creatorTubic, B
dc.creatorPaunović, M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-30T17:51:19Z
dc.date.available2019-01-30T17:51:19Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0048-9697
dc.identifier.urihttp://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1999
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to assess the spatial distribution of arsenic and heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn) in a riparian area influenced by periodical flooding along a considerable stretch of the Danube River. This screening was undertaken on soil and plant samples collected from 43 sites along 2386 km of the river, collected during the international Joint Danube Survey 3 expedition (ICPDR, 2015). In addition, data on the concentration of these elements in river sediment was used in order to describe the relationship between sediment, riparian soil and riparian plants. A significant positive correlation (Spearman r, for p LT 0.05) was found for trace metal concentrations in river sediment and soil (r = 0.817). A significant correlation between soil and plants (r = 0.438) and sediment and plants (r = 0.412) was also found for trace metal concentrations. Elevated levels of Cd, Cr, Cu, and Ni were found at certain sites along the Serbian stretch, while elevated concentrations of Hg were also detected in Hungary, of Pb along the Romanian stretch and of As along the Bulgarian stretch (the Lower Danube). These results point to the presence of naturally-occurring metals derived from ore deposits in the Danube River Basin and anthropogenic metals, released by mining and processing of metal ores and other industrial facilities, which are responsible for the entry of metals such as Cu, Ni and Zn. Our results also indicated toxic Cd and Zn levels in plant samples, measured at the Hercegsznato site (Middle Danube, Hungary), which highlighted these elements as a potential limiting factor for riparian vegetation in that area. The distribution of the analysed elements in plant material also indicates the species-specific accumulation of trace metals. Based on our results, the Lower and Middle Danube were found to be more polluted in terms of the analysed elements.en
dc.publisherElsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam
dc.relation'Danubian' countries
dc.relationEuropean Commission
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/173018/RS//
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/173025/RS//
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceScience of the Total Environment
dc.subjectDanube Riveren
dc.subjectRiparian soilen
dc.subjectRiparian vegetationen
dc.subjectTrace metal pollutionen
dc.titleAssessment of the contamination of riparian soil and vegetation by trace metals - A Danube River case studyen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractСакан, Сања; Митровиц, Мирослава; Пауновић, М.; Павловиц, П; Маринковиц, Н; Тубиц, Б; Павловиц, Д; Костиц, О; Јариц, С; Цсанyи, Б; Лиска, И; Слободник, Ј; Ђорђевић, Драгана;
dc.citation.volume540
dc.citation.spage396
dc.citation.epage409
dc.citation.other540: 396-409
dc.citation.rankaM21
dc.identifier.pmid26184864
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.06.125
dc.identifier.rcubConv_3443
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84945463482
dc.identifier.wos000364731800039
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion


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