Hydrochemical Peculiarities of Bog Ecosystems in the North-Siberian Lowland
Tamara Efremova, Stanislav Efremov
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Surface waters of eutrophic bogs (fens) in the North-Siberian (Taimyr) lowland are characterized by hydrocarbonate, sulfate as well as hydro carbonate-sulfate calcium-magnesium composition. They relate to the type of oxygen waters, mainly, to the class of neutral weakly alkaline and to the family of ultrafresh and fresh waters and to the kind of waters poor with dissolved organic matter. Natural hydrochemical background of bog ecosystems makes in heavy metals in the first approximation: Co–0.16, Pb–0.57, Ni–4.67 and Cu–5.94 mkg/L. In most cases the surface waters are not polluted by heavy metals. Bog waters located in immediate closeness from Norilsk mining and smelting industrial complex are polluted by nickel at mid-level.

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T. Efremova and S. Efremov, "Hydrochemical Peculiarities of Bog Ecosystems in the North-Siberian Lowland," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 2 No. 7, 2010, pp. 665-674. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2010.27077.

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