Heavy metal pollution in sediments at shipbreaking area of Bangladesh

Siddiquee, Noman Ahmad and Parween, Selina and Quddus, M.M.A. and Barua, Prabal (2009) Heavy metal pollution in sediments at shipbreaking area of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 6(3), pp. 7-12.

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Abstract

The research was carried out to assess the trace metal concentration in sediments of ship breaking area in Bangladesh. The study areas were separated into Ship breaking Zone and Reference Site for comparative analysis. Metals like Iron ( Fe) was found at 11932 to 41361.71µg.g-1 in the affected site and 3393.37 µg.g-1 in the control site. Manganese (Mn) varied from 2.32 to 8.25 µg.g-1 in the affected site where as it was recorded as 1.8 µg.g-1 in the control area. Chromium(Cr), Nickel (Ni), Zinc(Zn) and Lead (Pb) were also varied from 22.89 to 86.72 µg.g-1; 23.12 to 48.6;83.78 to 142.85 and 36.78 to 147.83 µg.g-1 respectively in the affected site whereas these were recorded as 19; 3.98; 22.22 and 8.82 µg.g-1 in the control site. Copper (Cu); Cadmium (Cd) and Mercury (Hg) concentration were varied from 21.05 to 39.85; 0.57 to 0.94 and 0.05 to 0.11 µg.g-1 in the affected site and 33.0; 0.115 and 0.01 µg.g-1 in the control site. It may conclude that heavy metal pollution in sediments at ship breaking area of Bangladesh is at alarming stage.

Item Type: Article
Title: Heavy metal pollution in sediments at shipbreaking area of Bangladesh
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Siddiquee, Noman Ahmadnas_dora@yahoo.com
Parween, Selinaparween_s@yahoo.com
Quddus, M.M.A.duregstr@bangla.net
Barua, Prabalprabalims@gmail.com
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution
Volume: 6
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 7-12
Date: 2009
ISSN: 0972-9860
Projects: DFID SUFER project
Funders: Department For International development (DFID)
Subjects: Earth Sciences
Environment
Item ID: 4613
Depositing User: Mr. Prabal Barua
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 22:01
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:09
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4613

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