An attempt to describe the correlation between granulometric structure and the concentration of speciated forms of phosphorus and selected metals in the bottom sediments of a thermally contaminated dam reservoir.

Journal title

Archives of Environmental Protection




vol. 48


No 4


Kostecki, Maciej : Institute of Environmental Engineering, PAS, Zabrze, Poland



bottom sediments ; granulometric composition ; phosphorus speciation ; heavy metals

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne




Polish Academy of Sciences


  1. Adiyiah, J., Acheampong, M. A., Ansa, E. D. O. & Kelderman P. (2014). Grainsize analysis and metals distribution in sediment fractions of Lake Markermeer in The Netherlands. Int J Environ Sci Toxicol Res 2(8):160–167.
  2. Aimin Zhou, Hongxiao Tang, Dongsheng Wang, (2005). Phosphorus adsorption on natural sediments: Modelling and effect of pH and sediment composition, Water Research, 38, 1245 – 1254.
  3. Aleksander-Kwaterczak, U., Sikora, W.S. & Wójcik, R. (2004), Heavy metals concent distribution in grain-size fractions of the Odra River sediments, Geologia, 30, 2, 165-174.
  4. Anishchenko, O. V.,. Glushchenko, L. A., Dubowskaya, O. P., Zuev, I.V., Ageev, A.V. & Ivanov, E.A. (2015). Morphometry and metal concentrations in water and bottom sediments of mountain lakes in Ergaki Natural Park, Western Sayan Mountains, Water Resources, vo. 42, Issue 5, 670-682.
  5. Augustyniak, R., Grochowska, J.K., Łopata, M., Parszuto, K., Tandyrak, R. & Tunowski, J. (2019). Sorption properties of the bottom sediment of a lake restored by phosphorus inactivation method, 15 years after the termination of the lake restoration procedure. Water, 11, 10, 1-20. DOI: 10.3390/w11102175.
  6. Aydin Isil, F., Aydin, A., Saydut, C. & Hamamci. (2009). A sequential extraction to determine the distribution of phosphorus in the seawater and marine surface sediment, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 168, 664-669.
  7. Brogowski Z.& Kwasowski W. (2015). An attempt of using soil grain size in calculating the capacity of water unavailable to plants. Soil Science Annual, vol. 66(1), 21 – 28.
  8. Canavan, R.W., Van Capellen, P., Zwolskan, J.J.G., van der Berg, G.A. & Slomp, C.P. (2007). Geochemistry of trace metals in a fresh water sediments; field results and diagenetic modelling. Science of Total Environment 381, 263-279.
  9. Clark, M.W. (1923). Studies on Oxidation-Reduction. London.
  10. Dunalska, J.A. (2019). Lake restoration - theory and practice, Monograph of the Committee on Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Monografia Komitetu Inzynierii Środowiska PAN, Nr 148 (in Polish)
  11. Frankowski M., Sobczyński, T. & Ziola-Frankowska, A. (2005). The effect of Grain Size Structure on the Kontent of Heavy Metals in Alluvial Sediments of the Odra River, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 14, 81-86.
  12. Fuentes-Hernández, M. V. (2000) Nitrógeno, fósforo y cociente CIN en los sedimentos superficiales de la laguna de Chacopata, Sucre, Venesuela, Rev. Biol. Trop. 48 Sup. 1: 261-268.
  13. Gierszewski, P. (2018). Hydromorphological conditions of the functioning of the geoecosystem of the Włocławski reservoir, Wyd. Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania PAN, Prace Geograficzne Nr 268, Warszawa 2018.(in polish).
  14. Gierszewski P. (2008). The concentration of heavy metals in the sediments of the Włocławek reservoir as an indicator of the hydrodynamic conditions of deposition, Landform Analysis, Vol. 9: 79–82. (in polish).
  15. Grochowska, J. (2016). Surface runoff of calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, nitrogen and phosphorus from the Upper Pasłęka catchment, Woda – Środowisko – Obszary Wiejskie, (X-XII), T. 16, Z. 4 (56). 1642-8145s. 33–42. (in polish).
  16. Grochowska, J., Tandyrak, R., Dunalska, J. & Górniak, D. (2004). Drainage basin impact on the hydrochemical conditions in small water reservoirs of the ekstern peripheries of Olsztyn, Limnological Review 4, 95-100.
  17. Guilford J.P. (1978). The nature of human intelligence, , tłum. B. Czerniawska, W. Kozłowski, J.Radzicki, PWN, Warszawa (in polish)
  18. Jancewicz, A., Dmitruk, U., Sośnicki, Ł., Tomczuk, U. & Bartczak, A. (2012). The impact of the catchment development on the quality of bottom sediments in selected dam reservoirs. Ochrona Środowiska, Vol 34, 4. (in polish).
  19. Kostecki, M. (2022), Hydrochemical and hydrobiological studies of the Rybnik dam reservoir in terms of the current state of the quality of water resources and monitoring the phenomena occurring in it, 2002-2022 (unpublished work, in Polish).
  20. Kostecki, M. (2021). A new antrhropogenic lake Kuźnica Warężyńska - thermal and oxygen conditions after 14 years of exploitation in terms of protection and restoration. Archives of Environmental Protection 47, 115-127, DOI:10.24425/aep.2021.13728383.
  21. .Kostecki, M. (2014). Restoration anthropogenic lake Pławniowice by hypolimnetic withdrawal metod – limnological study, Works&Studies IPIŚ PAN Zabrze, no 84, (in polish).
  22. Kostecki, M. (2003). Allocation and transformations of selected pollutants in the dam reservoirs of the Kłodnica river node and the Gliwice Canal, Works & Studies IPIŚPAN Zabrze, no 57.
  23. Koś, K. & Zawisza, E. (2015). Geotechnical characteristics of bottom sediments of the Rzeszów Reservoir. Journal of Civil Engineering, Environmenta and Architecture JCEEA, t. XXXII, 62 (3/II/15), 195-208. (in polish).
  24. Lamorski K., Bieganowski, A., Ryżak, M., Sochan, A., Sławiński, C. & Stelmach W. (2014). Assessmentof the usefulness of particle size distribution measured by laser diffraction for soil water retentionmodelling. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Sience, 177(5), 803 – 8013.
  25. Ligęza, S. & Smal, H. (2003). Particle size distribution of bottom sediments from the discharge water reservoir of Zakłady Azotowe Puławy. Acta Agrophysica 87(1(2)):271-277. (in polish).
  26. Ligęza, S. & Smal, H. (2002). Differentiation of pH and granulometric composition of bottom sediments of the Zemborzycki Reservoir. Acta Agrophysica 70, 235-245. (in polish).
  27. Machowski, R., Rzetala, M.A., Rzętala, M. & Solarski, M. (2019). Anthropogenic enrichment of the chemical composition of bottom sediments of water bodies in the neighborhood of a non-ferrous metal smelter (Silesian Upland, Southern Poland), Scientific Reports, 9, 14445.
  28. Mander, D. & Jarvet, A. (1998). Buffering role of smal! reservoirs in agricultural catchments. Internat. Rev. Hydrobiol., 83 (spec. iss.), 639-646.
  29. Мартынов, A. B. (2018). Редкоземельные элементы в аллювиальных почвах поймы р. Амур: влияние катастрофического паводка 2013 г. Вестник СПбГУ. Науки о Земле. Т. 63. Вып. 2
  30. Matijevic, S., Bilic, J., Ribicic, D. & Dunatow, J. (2012). Distribution of phosphorus species in below-cage sediments at the tuna farms in the middle Adriatic Sea (Croatia), ACTA ADRIAT.,53(3): 399 – 412. ISSN: 0001-5113 AADRAY
  31. Matijewic, S., Kujakowic-Gaspic, Z., Bogner, D., Gugic, A. & Martinowic, I. (2008). Vertical distribution of phosphorus species and iron in sediment at open sea stations in the middle Adriatic region. ACTA ADRIAT., 49(2): 165 – 184. ISSN: 0001-5113 AADRAY.
  32. Matijevic, S., Bogner, D., Morovic, M., Ticina, V. & Grec., B., (2008). Characteristics of the sediment along the Eastern Adriatic coast (Croatia). Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 17, 10B, SI, 1793-1772.
  33. Mazierski, J. & Kostecki M. (2021). Impact of the heated water discharge on the water quality in a shallow lowland dam reservoir. Archives of Environmental Protection, 47, 2, 29-47. DOI: 10.24425/aep.2021.137276.
  34. Moses, L., Sheela A., Janaki, L., Sabu, J. (2011). Influence of lake morphology on water quality, Environmentasl Monitoring and Assessment, Volume: 182, Issue: ‏ 1-4, Pages: 443-454, (2011).
  35. Pohl, A., Tytła, M., Kernert, J. & Bodzek, M. (2022). Plastics-derived and heavy metals contaminants in the granulometric fractions of bottom sediments of anthropogenic water reservoir – Comprehensive analysis. Odsalanie i uzdatnianie wody, 258, 207–222. Doi:10.5004/dwt.2022.28459
  36. Qixing Zhou, Gibson, Ch.E. & Yinmei Zhu, (2001). Evaluation of phosphorus bioavailability in sediments of three contrasting lakes in China and the UK, Chemosphere. 42, 221 – 225.
  37. Rząsa, S. & Owczarzak, W. (2013). Methods for the granulometric analysis of soil for science and practice. Polish J. Soil Sci., 46(1), 1-50.
  38. Rzętała, M. (2008). Functioning of water reservoirs and the course of limnic processes under conditions of varied anthropopresion a case study of Upper Silesian Region, Wyd. Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, Nr 2643, Katowice 2008.(in Polish).
  39. Sedlácek, J., Bábek, O. & Nováková, T. (2017). Sedimentary record and anthropogenic pollution of a complex, multiplesource fed dam reservoirs: An example from the Nové Mlýny reservoir, Czech Republic. Sci. Total Environ. 574, 1456–1471.
  40. Sojka, M., Siepak, M. & Gnojska, E. (2013). Assessment of heavy metals content in bottom sediments of the initial part of the Old Town reservoir on the Poviat river. Annual Set The Environment Protection, Rocznik Ochrona Środowiska, Volume/Tom 15. ISSN 1506-218X 1916–1928. (in polish).
  41. Stocker, R. & Imberger, J. (2003). Horizontal transport and dispersion in the surface layer of a medium‐sized lake. Limnol. Oceanogr. 48(3), 971-982. Doi:10.4319/lo.2003.48.3.0971.
  42. Suresh, G., Sutharsan, P., Ramasamy, V. & Venkatachalapathy, R. (2012). Assessment of spatial distribution and potential ecological risk of the heavy metals in relation to granulometric contents of Veeranam lake sediments, India. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 84, 117–124.
  43. Tarnawski, M., Baran, A. & Jasiewicz, C. (2012). Assessment of physico-chemical properties of the bottom sediments of Hańcza reservoir. Proceedings of ECOpole DOI:10.2429/proc.2012.6(1)042 2012;6(1). (in polish)
  44. The Polish standard 2008. The Solis and mineral materiale – Sampling and grainsize analysis.
  45. Tuszyńska, A. & Kołecka, K. (2011). Influence of the particle size distribution of pollutants on the quality of water and sewage treated in ecological systems. Gaz, Wwoda i Technika Sanitarna, 12, 486-490 (in polish).
  46. Wojtkowska, M. & Matula, M. (2016) Analysis of heavy metals in selected granulometric fractions of bottom sediments of the Utrata River, Annual Set The Environment Protection, Rocznik Ochrona Środowiska, 18, ISSN 1506-218X 667-680. (in polish).
  47. Wojtkowska, M., Niesiobędzka, K. & Krajewska, E. (2005). Heavy metals in water and bottom sediments of the Czerniakowskie Lake. [In:] The cycle of elements in nature. B. Gworek (Ed). Warszawa: Wydaw. IOŚ s. 194–197, (in polish).




DOI: 10.24425/aep.2022.143711



Abstracting & Indexing

Abstracting & Indexing

Archives of Environmental Protection is covered by the following services:

AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)




BIOSIS Citation Index




Engineering Village


Google Scholar

Index Copernicus

Journal Citation Reports™

Journal TOCs






Ulrich's Periodicals Directory


Web of Science