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Heavy metals contents on beach sediments north and south of Sohar industrial area, Oman.


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Al-Shuely, Wahid M. and Ibrahim, Zelina Zaiton and Al-Kindi, Abdulaziz and Al-Saidi, Salim and Khan, Tabisam and Marikar, F.A. and Al-Busaidi, Musab (2009) Heavy metals contents on beach sediments north and south of Sohar industrial area, Oman. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2 (2). pp. 73-79. ISSN 1994-7887; ESSN: 2077-2181

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total of 63 surface sediment samples from three sites: Harmul north of Sohar industrial area, Majees south of Sohar industrial area and Zafaran nine kilometers south of Majees were collected in November 2005. They were analyzed for 11 heavy metals including: Vanadium (V), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), selenium (Se), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn) and arsenic (As) using microwave digestion followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). The concentrations of chromium, manganese and vanadium were higher in Harmul than Majees and Zafaran. Arsenic concentration was generally low except in some stations. The results revealed that heavy metals concentrations in these sites are not alarming.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3923/jest.2009.73.79
Publisher: Asian Network for Scientific Information
Keywords: Heavy metals; Sediments; Sohar; ICPMS; Microwave digestion.
Depositing User: Khairil Ridzuan Khahirullah
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 11:46
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 11:29
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14987
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