Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Silver and other metals in some aquatic bryophy...


Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Silver and other metals in some aquatic bryophytes from streams in the lead mining district of Mid-Wales, Great Britain

Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/03/1985
<mark>Journal</mark>Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
Issue number3
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)329-338
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A reconnaissance survey was made of trace metals in surface waters and three aquatic bryophytes (Scapania undulata, Hygrohypnum luridum and Polytrichum commune) in the mid-Wales Ag-Pb mining district. This area is contaminated by heavy metals from past mining. Elevated levels of Ag, Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn were found in water and plant tissue. All the plants accumulated Ag and the other metals but Scapania appears the most suitable as a plant monitor of Ag-polluted waters.