Transport and storage of heavy metals in the Sava River Basin in Serbia
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Selected heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd) in the water and sediment of the Sava River in Serbia were investigated from three locations in the vicinity of industrial and urban settlements (Sabac, Obrenovac and Belgrade) during the period spring 2007 to autumn 2011. The fluxes of heavy metals from the river water to the sediment due to sedimentation and heavy metal re-suspension fluxes arising from sediment re-suspension at high flows were determined, by application of a model for the assessment of the transport the pollutants through rivers. These fluxes were attributed mainly to natural processes.