J Environ Manage 2021 Jul 23;297:113313. Epub 2021 Jul 23.
Faculty of Materials Science and Chemistry, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, 430074, Hubei, China; State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100085, China. Electronic address:
This study comprehensively analyzes the environmental risk of heavy metals (HMs) in the dewatering process of dredged sediment. First, the toxicity leaching capacity, total content, and chemical speciation of the HMs (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Pb, Sb, Sr, Tl, Zn) in dewatered sediment were determined using toxicity characteristic leaching procedure and modified Community Bureau of Reference sequential extraction procedure. The ecotoxicity and environmental risk of the HMs were then evaluated based on sediment quality guidelines, geo-accumulation index, enrichment factor, potential ecological risk, and risk assessment code. Read More