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Table 1 Geochemical properties of sampled sediments

From: Microbial functional genes enriched in the Xiangjiang River sediments with heavy metal contamination

Site Amount (mg/kg) in sample pH
Cu Pb Zn As Cd Ni Hg Cr S
A 570 737 6530 347 169 81 24.3 88.5 5820 7.73
B 503 437 3710 2480 64 53 10.7 73.6 1420 7.78
C 392 383 2840 177 23 78 1.6 61.1 990 7.64
Reference criteriona 400 360 3200 14 2.1 26 0.66 72 _ _
  1. aReference with Sediment Management Standards, Chapter 173–204 WAC (2013)
  2. All data are presented as mean value of three subsamples