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Table 3 Total content of metals and the leached fraction of metals and ions by water

From: Characterization and assessment of potential environmental risk of tailings stored in seven impoundments in the Aries river basin, Western Romania

Parameter Impoundment
  Saliste Gura Rosiei Stefanca Sesei Cutii Sartas Brazesti
  Total Leached Total Leached Total Leached Total Leached Total Leached Total Leached Total Leached
  mg kg-1
Al 1810 10.1 2670 2.25 15600 17.6 13000 4.25 1530 77.6 5580 217 3080 2.27
Fe 9350 10.4 4650 1.1 13300 0.06 15700 2.2 15800 403 15600 110 13800 0.06
Mn 55.0 1.7 83.0 0.93 482 0.03 589 0.15 84.0 13.6 285 75.0 420 0.11
Ba 103 0.06 47.5 0.07 120 0.27 144 0.240 64.2 0.120 114 0.160 72.1 0.090
Zn 185 4.6 46.0 0.60 115 0.08 109 0.520 204 14.2 401 45.2 330 0.160
Pb 117 0.049 115 0.051 25.4 0.009 31.3 0.080 528 0.520 649 0.540 551 0.043
Cu 15.9 0.563 4.8 0.094 579 0.037 850 0.355 107 4.89 133 9.19 65.7 0.021
Ni 2.0 0.165 1.0 0.044 3.4 0.05 1.8 0.044 1.8 0.48 11.6 1.57 5.2 0.059
Cr 2.5 0.166 1.0 0.021 4.1 0.015 3.4 0.057 2.4 0.283 9.8 0.300 4.3 0.050
As 101 0.031 50.8 0.034 5.5 0.021 7.4 0.137 483 0.560 575 0.530 655 0.600
Cd 0.60 0.050 0.10 0.012 0.20 0.01 0.40 0.013 0.40 0.080 1.5 0.351 1.6 0.010
Co 0.30 0.023 0.10 0,011 6.2 0.001 10.2 0.002 0.60 0.148 2.2 0.718 3.3 0.001
V 37.0 0.002 a 13.8 0.002 96.8 0.002 179 0.002 11.2 0.002 12.8 0.002 7.7 0.002
Ag 10.5 0.001 8.0 0.001 0.30 0.001 0.50 0.001 5.3 0.001 5.8 0.001 2.2 0.001
F- - 1.8 - 0.15 - 2.4 - 1.4 - 11.0 - 13.0 - 0.80
Cl- - 9.3 - 5.3 - 25.0 - 0.400 - 17.0 - 9.3 - 3.4
SO42- - 700 - 46.4 - 1100 - 217 - 17000 - 17000 - 240
NO3- - 0.15 - 0.8 - 1.9 - 0.15 - 0.15 - 0.15 - 0.15
NH4+ - 3.5 - 5.5 - 3.5 - 4.2 - 6.2 - 5.2 - 2.7
  1. a half of the detection limit.