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Title: Mercury enrichment in sediments of Amba estuary
Authors: Ram, Anirudh
Rokade, M. A.
Zingde, M. D.
Keywords: Amba Estuary;mercury;geoaccumulation index;enrichment factor
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  Concentrations of Hg, total organic carbon (TOC), Al, Fe and Mn were determined in sediment of the Amba Estuary between the mouth and the head over a distance of 24 km in December and May during 1997-2002. Temporal and spatial changes in metal concentrations appear to be due to sediment movement associated with tidal movements. The Hg concentration varies in 0.05 -2.66 µg g-1 range and the profiles of its variation indicate Patalganga River that opens in the Amba Estuary is a major source of anthropogenic metal to the estuary. Geoaccumulation index and enrichment factor support Hg contamination of the estuarine sediment to a varying degree. Hg is not significantly correlated with TOC, Al, Fe and Mn in these sediments.
Page(s): 89-96
ISSN: 0379-5136
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.38(1) [March 2009]

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