Interactions between Volatile Reduced Sulfur Compounds and Metals in the Seine Estuary (France)

Type Article
Date 2008-12
Language English
Author(s) Cozic Amandine1, Viollier E2, 3, Chiffoleau Jean-Francois4, Knoery JoelORCID4, Rozuel Emmanuelle4
Affiliation(s) 1 : Intechmer, CNAM, F-50103 Cherbourg, France.
2 : Univ Paris Diderot, Lab Geochim Eaux, F-75251 Paris 05, France.
3 : IPGP, F-75251 Paris 05, France.
4 : IFREMER, Dept DCN BE, F-44311 Nantes, France.
Source Estuaries and coasts : Journal of the Estuarine Research Federation (1559-2723) (Estuaries Research Federation), 2008-12 , Vol. 31 , N. 6 , P. 1063-1071
DOI 10.1007/s12237-008-9099-7
WOS© Times Cited 7
Keyword(s) Conditional stability constant, Metal, Volatile reduced sulfur compounds, Seine estuary
Abstract Concentrations of volatile hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide (OCS), methane thiol (MeSH), dimethyl sulfide (DMS), and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) in the Seine estuary (France) were investigated in spring 2005 using samples collected from the first meter beneath the surface. Levels of dissolved metals (Ag, Cd, Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Pb), suspended particulate matter, and particular organic carbon were also assessed. Maximum concentrations were 0.80 nM for H2S, 0.64 nM for OCS, 3.06 nM for MeSH, 11.06 nM for DMS, and 1.18 nM for DMDS, and different features were observed for the five volatile reduced sulfur compounds (VRSCs). Experiments were conducted to determine silver-VRSC conditional stability constants. Major interactions were observed between H2S and Ag, which may partially account for the absence of volatile H2S at the lowest salinities. OCS, MeSH, and DMS did not interact with Ag, as revealed by their insignificant K' values. Variations in concentrations along the salinity gradient may be explained by the influence of phytoplanktonic compounds.
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Cozic Amandine, Viollier E, Chiffoleau Jean-Francois, Knoery Joel, Rozuel Emmanuelle (2008). Interactions between Volatile Reduced Sulfur Compounds and Metals in the Seine Estuary (France). Estuaries and coasts : Journal of the Estuarine Research Federation, 31(6), 1063-1071. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-008-9099-7 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/5019/