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Microscale variation in contaminants in estuarine sediments - AE1028

Description
Summary Objectives:-
Determine the effect that particle size, water content and geometry may change the distribution of transition metals, radionuclides and organic compounds in intertidal sediment topography, as an aid to the development of scientifically robust sampling protocols.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Assist MAFF in collaboration with other funders to have internationally acceptable environmental monitoring procedures.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Microscale Variation in Contaminants in Estuarine Sediments   (1558k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2001

Cost: £107,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environment Agency
Keywords
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine