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Title: Arsenic in water, plankton and sediments off Goa coast & adjacent regions
Authors: Fondekar, S P
Shirodkar, P V
Joseph, T
Issue Date: Dec-1981
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Arsenic content was estimated in water, plankton and sediments in the region between 14°40'N and 15°50'N surrounding Goa coast. Of the total arsenic content in water (1.65 - 4.78 µg/litre; av. 3.09 µg/litre) 61% was found as soluble inorganic arsenic and the rest as organic bound arsenic. Plankton and sediments also showed marked accumulation of this element, the average being 2.2 and 8.8 µg/g respectively. Nearshore sediments showed higher values of arsenic indicating the influence of land drainage and industrial effluents.
Page(s): 377-378
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.10(4) [December 1981]

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