Peculiarities of Mercury Distribution, Migration, and Transformation in the Estuarine Area of the Northern Dvina River

Yu. A. Fedorov, A. E. Ovsepyan, and V. B. Korobov

The mercury concentration levels in the water of aquatic ecosystem of the Northern Dvina River delta are defined. The interrelations of mercury concentrations with physicochemical parameters of the water body, namely with pH, Eh, temperature, salinity, oxygen and organic matter content are studied. The dominant forms of mercury migration and its presence in the water are revealed. Regularities of changes and spatial variability of the mercury concentrations in the estuarine area of the river, peculiarities of mercury compound migration and transformation in the barrier zone of the Northern Dvina River–Dvina Bay of the White Sea are studied.

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