Heterogeneous reactions in coastal waters

Francois M. M. Morel, D. A. Dzombak, N. M. Price

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In the transition from fresh water to seawater, sudden changes in the chemical environment promote a variety of reactions that control the geochemical cycle of trace elements in coastal waters and estuaries. Notable among these is the desorption of trace metals from suspended particles brought about by the increase in ionic strength and the competitive sorption of alkaline earth cations. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-180
Number of pages16
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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