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Titel (primär) Element determination in natural biofilms of mine drainage water by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
Autor Mages, M.; von Tümpling, W.; van der Veen, A.; Baborowski, M.;
Journal / Serie Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy
Erscheinungsjahr 2007
Department FLOEK;
Band/Volume 61
Heft 10-11
Sprache englisch;
Keywords Heavy metals; Element determination; Element accumulation; Biofilms; Mining; TXRF
Abstract Human impacts like mining activities lead to higher element concentration in surface waters. For different pollution levels, the consequences for aquatic organisms are not yet investigated in detail. Therefore, the aim of this investigation is to determine the influence of mining affected surface waters on biofilms. Elements like heavy metals can be absorbed on cell walls and on polymeric substances or enter the cytoplasm of the cells. Thus, they are important for the optimization of industrial biotechnological processes and the environmental biotechnology. Beyond this, biofilms can also play an important role in wastewater treatment processes and serve as bioindicators in the aquatic environment. The presented total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectroscopic investigation was performed to compare the element accumulation behavior of biofilms grown on natural or on artificial materials of drainage water affected by former copper mining activities. A high salt and heavy metal pollution is characteristic for the drainage water. For an assessment of these results, samples from stream Schlenze upstream the confluence with the drainage water, a small tributary of the Saale River in central Germany, were analyzed, too.
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Mages, M., von Tümpling, W., van der Veen, A., Baborowski, M. (2007):
Element determination in natural biofilms of mine drainage water by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
Spectroc. Acta Pt. B-Atom. Spectr. 61 (10-11), 1146 - 1152