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dc.contributor.authorTemraz, Mostafa Gouda-
dc.contributor.authorEl-Sawey, E.H.-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractCoastal waters are subjected to considerable pressure from sewage and industrial wastes, which are responsible for the contamination of the coastal sediments with consequent loss in biosphere. Surface sediments from Zeit Bay, southern Gulf of Suez Red Sea, were analyzed for grain size, mineralogical and elemental composition to establish their geochemical characteristics. Texturally, the studied sediments are classified into gravel, sand and mud. Grain size variability and mineralogical assemblages present in the sediments largely control the abundance and distribution of CaCO3 and the trace elements. Sand sediments have high percentage of carbonate material of marine origin. The study revealed that coarse sand component contains a relatively significant proportion of the anthropogenic metals (Zr, Y, Ba, Nb, Rb, Sr, Zn, Cr, Ni, Pb, V, Ga and Cu.) and therefore it cannot be neglected in metal pollution studies of coastal sediments.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJMS Vol.46(05) [May 2017]en_US
dc.subjectMetal pollutionen_US
dc.subjectTrace elementsen_US
dc.subjectZeit Bayen_US
dc.subjectRed Seaen_US
dc.titleTrace elements contamination in sediments of Zeit Bay coast, Southern Gulf of Suez, Red Sea, Egypten_US
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