Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Sep-2017
metadata.dc.creator: MONTEIRO, Sury de Moura
SÁ, Fabian
Title: Geochemistry of suspended particulate matter in a tropical estuarine system, southeastern Brazil
Citation: MONTEIRO, Sury de M.; SA, Fabian; RODRIGUES NETO, Renato. Geochemistry of suspended particulate matter in a tropical estuarine system, southeastern Brazil. Química Nova, São Paulo, v. 40, n. 8, p. 871-879, set. 2017. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em:.
Abstract: The aim of this study is to assess the variation of the geochemistry of suspended particulate matter (SPM) in the tropical estuarine system composed of the adjacent Piraquê-Açu and Piraquê-Mirim (ES) rivers using SPM sampled with sediment traps (45 µm mesh) installed in the drainage channels. We collected SPM during different tidal stages and seasonal periods and analysed the metals using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry according to EPA 3051A, the mineralogy using X-ray diffraction, the particle size using laser ray diffraction, and organic matter (OM) using calcination. The traps collected enough SPM to perform analyses for each sampling period. The SPM consists of silt size particles, and the percentage of OM is between 20 and 40%. The particles are dominated by kaolinite and quartz, and gibbsite, haematite, goethite, and pyrite are also present. These materials are found in the Barreiras Formation, through which the drainage system cuts. The metal concentrations were higher in the summer: Al (3208.32 g kg-1), Pb (28.05 mg kg-1), Mn (676.35 mg kg-1), Cr (136.12 mg kg-1), and Cu (13.76 mg kg-1). The Piraquê-Açu River had higher metal concentrations than the Piraquê-Mirim River, and the geochemical indices of both rivers indicate that they naturally contribute to the estuarine system of the Piraquê-Açu and Piraquê-Mirim rivers (SEPAPM). However, anthropic interferences influence these indices at the confluence of the two channels.
Keywords: Sedimentos (Geologia)
Series/Report no.: Química Nova
ISSN: 0100-4042
1678-7064 Brasil
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Pará
metadata.dc.publisher.initials: UFPA
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
Appears in Collections:Artigos Científicos - FAOCE/IG

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Artigo_GeochemistrySuspendedParticulate.pdf2,54 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons