White SJ1, Hussain FA2, Hemond HF2, Sacco SA3, Shine JP4, Runkel RL5, Walton-Day K6, Kimball BA7.
Sci Total Environ. 2017 Jan 1;574:1484-1491. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.136. Epub 2016 Sep 17.Indium is an increasingly important metal in semiconductors and electronics and has uses in important energy technologies such as photovoltaic cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). One significant flux of indium to the environment is from lead, zinc, copper, and tin mining and smelting, but little is known about its aqueous behavior after it is mobilized. In this study, we use Mineral Creek, a headwater stream in southwestern Colorado severely affected by heavy metal contamination as a result of acid mine drainage, as a natural laboratory to study the aqueous behavior of indium. Read More