ALUMINUM CHEMISTRY AND POTENTIAL TOXICITY IN ACIDIC SURFACE WATERS.

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Abstract

Although past investigations have often ignored non-hydroxide complexes of Al, it appears that organic and F complexes are the predominant forms of Al in dilute (low ionic strength) acidic surface waters. The concentration of inorganic forms of Al increases exponentially with decreases in solution pH. This response is similar to the theoretical pH dependent solubility of Al mineral phases. The concentration of organic forms of Al, however, is strongly correlated with variations in organic carbon concentration of surface waters rather than pH. Elevated levels of Al in dilute acidic waters are of interest because: Al is an important pH buffer; Al may influence the cycling of important elements like P and organic carbon; and Al is potentially toxic to aquatic organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrace Substances in Environmental Health: Proceedings of University of Missouri's Annual Conferenc
PublisherUniv of Missouri
Pages215-229
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 1984

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Organic carbon
Surface waters
Toxicity
Aquatic organisms
Aluminum
Ionic strength
Minerals
Solubility
Water

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Driscoll, C. T. (1984). ALUMINUM CHEMISTRY AND POTENTIAL TOXICITY IN ACIDIC SURFACE WATERS. In Trace Substances in Environmental Health: Proceedings of University of Missouri's Annual Conferenc (pp. 215-229). Univ of Missouri.

ALUMINUM CHEMISTRY AND POTENTIAL TOXICITY IN ACIDIC SURFACE WATERS. / Driscoll, Charles T.

Trace Substances in Environmental Health: Proceedings of University of Missouri's Annual Conferenc. Univ of Missouri, 1984. p. 215-229.

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Driscoll, CT 1984, ALUMINUM CHEMISTRY AND POTENTIAL TOXICITY IN ACIDIC SURFACE WATERS. in Trace Substances in Environmental Health: Proceedings of University of Missouri's Annual Conferenc. Univ of Missouri, pp. 215-229.
Driscoll CT. ALUMINUM CHEMISTRY AND POTENTIAL TOXICITY IN ACIDIC SURFACE WATERS. In Trace Substances in Environmental Health: Proceedings of University of Missouri's Annual Conferenc. Univ of Missouri. 1984. p. 215-229
Driscoll, Charles T. / ALUMINUM CHEMISTRY AND POTENTIAL TOXICITY IN ACIDIC SURFACE WATERS. Trace Substances in Environmental Health: Proceedings of University of Missouri's Annual Conferenc. Univ of Missouri, 1984. pp. 215-229
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