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dc.creatorŠtrbac, Snežana
dc.creatorKašanin-Grubin, Milica
dc.creatorVasic, Nebojsa
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-30T18:00:43Z
dc.date.available2019-01-30T18:00:43Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0269-4042
dc.identifier.urihttp://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/2450
dc.description.abstractThe main objective of this paper is to evaluate how a choice of different background values may affect assessing the anthropogenic heavy metal pollution in sediments from Tisza River (Serbia). The second objective of this paper is to underline significance of using geochemical background values when establishing quality criteria for sediment. Enrichment factor (EF), geoaccumulation index (I (geo)), pollution load index (PLI), and potential ecological risk index (PERI) were calculated using different background values. Three geochemical (average metal concentrations in continental crust, average metal concentrations in shale, and average metal concentrations in non-contaminated core sediment samples) and two statistical methods (delineation method and principal component analyses) were used for calculating background values. It can be concluded that obtained information of pollution status can be more dependent on the use of background values than the index/factor chosen. The best option to assess the potential river sediment contamination is to compare obtained concentrations of analyzed elements with concentrations of mineralogically and texturally comparable, uncontaminated core sediment samples. Geochemical background values should be taken into account when establishing quality criteria for soils, sediments, and waters. Due to complexity of the local lithology, it is recommended that environmental monitoring and assessment include selection of an appropriate background values to gain understanding of the geochemistry and potential source of pollution in a given environment.en
dc.publisherSpringer, Dordrecht
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/176006/RS//
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/176019/RS//
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dc.sourceEnvironmental Geochemistry and Health
dc.subjectAssessment of heavy metalsen
dc.subjectRiver ecosystemsen
dc.subjectBackground valuesen
dc.subjectQuantitative indicesen
dc.subjectAnthropogenic inputsen
dc.titleImportance of background values in assessing the impact of heavy metals in river ecosystems: case study of Tisza River, Serbiaen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractКашанин Грубин, Милица; Штрбац, Снежана; Васиц, Небојса;
dc.citation.volume40
dc.citation.issue4
dc.citation.spage1247
dc.citation.epage1263
dc.citation.other40(4): 1247-1263
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.identifier.pmid29189990
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10653-017-0053-0
dc.identifier.rcubConv_3969
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85035779592
dc.identifier.wos000439474700006
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion


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