Seasonal Variation in Heavy Metal Distribution in Fish, Water and Sediment

J.ABBAS, MOHAIDEEN and SIJI, THOMAS (2014) Seasonal Variation in Heavy Metal Distribution in Fish, Water and Sediment. In: International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural, Environmental and Bio-Technology - CSEB 2014, 08-09 March, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The objective of the study is to reveal the seasonal variations in fish, water and sediment collected near seashore of Bay of Bengal with respect to heavy metal contamination. The concentrations of 5 heavy metals (Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Lead (Pb) and Mercury (Hg)) were determined in water, sediment and marine species Indo-Pacific king mackerel popularly known as Spotted Seer fish (Scomberomorus Guttus) from Pulicat situated in the Northern coast of Tamilnadu (India) in 5 different seasons. The concentration of heavy metals in each sample were determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). Thestudy shows that the concentrations of most of the heavy metals in fish are higher in summer season, water in monsoon season, and sediments in post-monsoon season.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metals, concentration, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer(AAS), Spotted Seer fish, Seasonal variations, Pulicat, sediment, water
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 11 May 2019 08:45
Last Modified: 11 May 2019 08:45

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