Mercury speciation in coastal sediments from the central east coast of India by modified BCR method.

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dc.contributor.author Chakraborty, P.
dc.contributor.author Babu, P.V.R.
dc.contributor.author Vudamala, K.
dc.contributor.author Ramteke, D.
dc.contributor.author Chennuri, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-06T11:29:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-06T11:29:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol.81(1); 2014; 282–288.
dc.identifier.other no
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/4514
dc.description.abstract This is the first study to describe distribution and speciation of Hg in coastal sediments from the central east coast of India. The concentrations of Hg in the studied sediments were found to be much lower than the Hg concentration recommended in coastal sediments by the United State Environmental Protection Agency and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment for the protection of aquatic life. This study suggests that the interactions between Hg and coastal sediments are influenced by particle size (sand, silt and clay) of the sediments and the total organic carbon (TOC) content in the sediments. It was found that the coastal sediments from the central east coast of India could act as a sink for Hg. The availability of strong uncomplexed-Hg binding sites in the coastal sediments was observed.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier
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dc.rights An edited version of this paper was published by Elsevier. Copyright [2014] Elsevier
dc.subject mercury
dc.subject coastal currents
dc.subject sediments
dc.subject organic carbon
dc.title Mercury speciation in coastal sediments from the central east coast of India by modified BCR method.
dc.type Journal Article


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