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Title: Distribution of Zn, Cu, Mn & Fe in Bombay Harbour Bay
Authors: Matkar, Vasanti M
Ganapathy, S
Pillai, K C
Issue Date: Mar-1981
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Concentrations of biologically significant trace elements-Zn, Cu, Mn and Fe in sea waters, sediments and some organisms (fish,prawns and crab) of Bombay Harbour bay were studied by spectrophotometric methods. All the reagents used in the estimation were subjected to analysis of these metals and the contamination of samples was minimised by purifying the reagents wherever necessary. Accumulation of these metals in flesh of the 3 species was also estimated. Distribution coefficients (Kd) in suspended silt and bottom sediments were higher than in organisms by order of magnitude and were in the order Zn < Cu < Mn < Fe and the average values were in the ratio of 1:3:20:600. While Zn and Fe showed preferential accumulation in finer fractions of sediments higher concentrations of Cu and Mn were indicated in coarser fractions of sediments.
Page(s): 35-40
URI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/39031
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.10(1) [March 1981]

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