Sources and fates of heavy metals in complex, urban aquatic systems: modelling study based on Stockholm, Sweden
2009 (English)In: ECOSYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT VII , 2009, Vol. 122, 83-96 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Despite management of point sources, heavy metals today remain at an elevated level in the urban environment, with diffuse sources dominating the emissions. In order to manage these pollutants, it is necessary to understand the coupling between the urban sources of heavy metals and their monitored, environmental levels, for example in aquatic sediments. In this work, we suggest a simple approach to quantitatively model Cu from its urban sources through a complex aquatic system. We apply the proposed model to Stockholm, situated between Lake Malaren and the archipelago of the Baltic sea, and discuss data availability along with conceptual difficulties. Using literature data, we show that Cu occurs at elevated levels in the aquatic sediment close to the centre of Stockholm, Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 122, 83-96 p.
, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, ISSN 1743-3541 ; 122
source, fate, copper, modelling, urban, aquatic system
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24902ISI: 000269997100009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84875773567ISBN: 978-1-84564-194-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-24902DiVA: diva2:354105
7th International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. Chianciano Terme, ITALY, JUL 08-10, 2009
QC 201009302010-09-302010-09-302011-03-24Bibliographically approved