Table 3.

The correlation coefficients between the total elemental concentrations and the percentages of particle-bound element concentrations. Coefficients were calculated according to Spearman r correlation.

FractionCorrelation of total elemental concentration to particle-bound concentration percentage
POrganic CAlSiMnFe
First−0.52*0.58*0.22−0.25−0.66*−0.05
Second−0.54*0.73*0.39*−0.27−0.52*0.37*
Third−0.66*−0.360.06−0.31−0.60*−0.12
All−0.56*0.58*0.29−0.25−0.56*0.08
  • * Significant correlation at p < 0.05.