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Evaluation of ageing effect on trace element mobility in sediment of sustainable drainage systems by chemical extractions

Du Phuc Tho Dang1,2,3, Liliane Jean-Soro1,2,3, and Béatrice Béchet1,2,3
Du Phuc Tho Dang et al.
  • 1Laboratoire Eau et Environnement (LEE), GERS department, Gustave Eiffel University, Nantes campus, France
  • 2Institut de Recherche en Sciences et Techniques de la Ville (IRSTV), France
  • 3Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Nantes Atlantique (OSUNA), France

The management of urban stormwater runoff has moved from approaches narrowly focused on reducing flooding to approaches more focused on improving water quality. From impervious surfaces, stormwater is often diverted into retention ponds where sedimentation is used to limit the impact on waterbodies by trapping particulate pollutants. Trace elements are of particular interest because of their potential toxicity. The composition of the sediment varies over time, particularly through the development of vegetation. Ageing has an effect on sediment removal ability of pollutants (Nuel et al., 2018). The aim of this study was to compare the mobility of trace elements in sediments of a retention-infiltration pond before and after its total dredging. The mobility of these pollutants is related to their geochemical fractionation between solid phases which is generally investigated by extraction methods. The single extraction method with ammonium acetate and calcium chloride was applied on sediment samples to quantify the highest labile fraction of these elements (Sakan et al., 2020). The ultrasound assisted sequential extraction based on the procedure proposed by Rauret et al., (2000) and certified by Pueyo et al., (2001) was applied to determine the pollutant distribution among the acid-extractable, reducible, oxidizable fractions of sediments. The ageing effect is examined to explain the global removal ability of sediments. Then, the distribution of trace elements in different solid phases is analyzed in function of the sediment ageing, the mineral composition and granulometry of sediments.

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How to cite: Dang, D. P. T., Jean-Soro, L., and Béchet, B.: Evaluation of ageing effect on trace element mobility in sediment of sustainable drainage systems by chemical extractions, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-5848,, 2022.


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