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Sources, distribution and behavior of major and trace elements in a complex karst lake system

Dautović, Jelena; Fiket, Željka; Barešić, Jadranka; Ahel, Marijan; Mikac, Nevenka
Sources, distribution and behavior of major and trace elements in a complex karst lake system // Aquatic geochemistry, 20 (2014), 1; 19-38 doi:10.1007/s10498-013-9204-9 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Sources, distribution and behavior of major and trace elements in a complex karst lake system

Dautović, Jelena ; Fiket, Željka ; Barešić, Jadranka ; Ahel, Marijan ; Mikac, Nevenka

Aquatic geochemistry (1380-6165) 20 (2014), 1; 19-38

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Major elements ; trace metals ; water ; sediment ; Plitvice Lakes ; autopurification

Sources and distribution of major and trace elements were investigated in the Plitvice Lakes, a pristine cascade hydrological system of sixteen karst lakes situated in a sparsely populated area of the central Croatia. Water and surface sediment samples from 17 locations, including springs, tributaries and lakes, were analyzed for the content of 22 elements by high resolution inductively coupled mass spectrometry (HR ICPMS). Principal component analysis (PCA) of the collected data set showed that different springs and tributaries displayed distinct multielemental compositions, reflecting primarily the differences in their corresponding geological backgrounds. It was shown that the springs situated in the Upper and Middle Jurassic dolomite bedrock represented the main source of several trace elements, including some toxic metals (Cd, Zn, Ni and Tl), to the Plitvice Lakes system. The concentrations of most of the trace elements (Mn, Fe, Al, Cd, Zn, Cu, Ni, Pb, Co, Cr and Tl) showed decreasing spatial trends in the downstream direction, from sources to the lakes. Such a distribution was interpreted to be a consequence of an efficient removal of the dissolved elements in the lentic parts of the system, mainly by co-precipitation with authigenic calcite and Mn oxides. Nevertheless, most of the elements in the lake sediments were highly correlated with Al, which indicated their prevalent association with terrigenic material. It was shown that the multicascade system of the Plitvice Lakes had an enhanced autopurification efficiency regarding the elimination of most of the trace metals from the aqueous phase.

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Projekt / tema
098-0982709-2741 - Prirodni radioizotopi u istraživanju krških ekosustava i datiranju (Nada Horvatinčić, )
098-0982934-2712 - Organski spojevi kao molekulski obilježivači antropogenog utjecaja na okoliš (Marijan Ahel, )

Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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