Day: February 20, 2013

Publication: Pb and Zn imaging and in situ speciation at the geogenic/biogenic interface in sentinel earthworms using electron microprobe and synchrotron micro-focus X-ray spectroscopy

Posted on 20 February 2013 by Pete

Prof. Morgan and Dr. Kille have published in the journal Environmental Pollution. Abstract Using synchrotron- and electron microscope-based X-ray microanalyses, the distribution and speciation of Zn and Pb were examined in situ in two earthworm species (Dendrodrilus rubidus and Lumbricus rubellus) living in heavily-polluted soils. Main findings: (i) Zn spectra in ingested soil and in tissues more closely resembled Zn3(PO4)2 than ZnS; (ii)
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