Mercury in Thana creek, Bombay harbour

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dc.contributor.author Zingde, M.D.
dc.contributor.author Desai, B.N.
dc.date.accessioned 1995-05-11T09:57:17Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-29T13:48:44Z
dc.date.available 1995-05-11T09:57:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-29T13:48:44Z
dc.date.issued 1981
dc.identifier.citation Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol.12; 1981; 237-241
dc.identifier.issn 0025-326X
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/6726
dc.description.abstract Mercury content of the water column estimated along Thana Creek/Bombay Harbour gave a standing stock of about 77 kg in excess of the expected background. Mercury concentration in sediment from 23 locations which varied from 0.17 to 8.21 ppm (dry weight) with marked increased from harbour to the creek region suggests substantial mercury input in the head region. Chemical extraction by hydrogen peroxide indicated that more than 70% of mercury was leachable and probably organically bound. The mercury enriched layer in the sediment cores was about 10-25 cm in the creek region and 0-8 cm in the harbour area. The data has been used to calculate an excess of 14 tonnes of mercury over the natural background. Analysis of a few zooplankton and benthic samples from the creek region gave indication of bioaccumulation of mercury
dc.language en
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Mar Pollut Bull
dc.relation.isreferencedby SCI
dc.subject Aquatic Pollution
dc.subject.other benthos
dc.subject.other zooplankton
dc.subject.other bioaccumulation
dc.subject.other chemical extraction
dc.subject.other biomass
dc.subject.other mercury
dc.subject.other ISW, India, Maharashtra, Bombay-Thana Creek
dc.title Mercury in Thana creek, Bombay harbour
dc.type Journal Article


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