Nickel in zebra mussels from the Saar

Higher nickel levels in mussels from the sampling site Rehlingen

Filter feeders like mussels are exposed to both, particle-bound and dissolved nickel.
Nickel levels in zebra mussels from the Saar sampling sites Güdingen and Rehlingen are relatively high. Contamination is mostly higher in mussels from Rehlingen which is located downstream of the steel industry in Völkingen and Dillingen and the confluence of the highly contaminated river Rossel. The higher nickel contamination of mussels from this site probably reflects higher water concentrations.

Nickel in zebra mussels from the Saar sampling sites Güdingen and Rehlingen
Fig. 1: Nickel in zebra mussels from the Saar sampling sites Güdingen and Rehlingen Zoom in

 

Updated at: 2019-11-15

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