NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

NISCAIR ONLINE PERIODICALS REPOSITORY (NOPR)  >
NISCAIR PUBLICATIONS >
Research Journals >
Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (IJMS) >
IJMS Vol.38 [2009] >
IJMS Vol.38(1) [March 2009] >


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
Source:IJMS Vol.38(1) [March 2009]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
IJMS 38(1) 89-96.pdf1.19 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 583 
Recommend this item

 

National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  NISCAIR Website |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2012 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 603069 since 06-Feb-2009  Last updated on 21-Oct-2014Webmaster: nopr@niscair.res.in