The effect of a dam on the copper accumulation in estuarine sediment and associated nematodes in a Mekong estuary

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment have published an article about a study in which the effect that the Ba Lai dam had on the accumulation of copper both in the sediments and inside nematode bodies in the Mekong river, was assessed. The researchers “investigated sediments and nematodes taken from upstream and downstream of the dam in the Ba Lai estuary, and compared the copper contamination with samples from the adjacent dam-free Ham Luong estuary”.

Silson’s silicon nitride membranes of 500 nm window thickness were used for the sampling and measuring of copper concentrations in nematodes; measurements were taken using micro X-ray fluorescence (µXRF) techniques.

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