Mercury enrichment in sediments of Amba estuary

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dc.contributor.author Ram, A.
dc.contributor.author Rokade, M.A.
dc.contributor.author Zingde, M.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-02T11:34:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-02T11:34:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, vol.38(1); 89-96
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3349
dc.description.abstract Concentrations of Hg, total organic carbon (TOC), Al, Fe and Mn were determined in sediment of the Amba Estuary between the mouth and the head over a distance of 24 km in December and May during 1997-2002. Temporal and spatial changes in metal concentrations appear to be due to sediment movement associated with tidal movements. The Hg concentration varies in 0.05-2.66 mu g g sup(-1) range and the profiles of its variation indicate Patalganga River that opens in the Amba Estuary is a major source of anthropogenic metal to the estuary. Geoaccumulation index and enrichment factor support Hg contamination of the estuarine sediment to a varying degree. Hg is not significantly correlated with TOC, Al, Fe and Mn in these sediments
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NISCAIR, India
dc.subject Mercury enrichment
dc.subject Amba Estuary
dc.title Mercury enrichment in sediments of Amba estuary
dc.type Journal Article


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