Fractionation of heavy metals in sediments of Cauvery River, Karnataka, India

Susheela, S. and Srikantaswamy, S. and Shiva Kumar, D. and Shruthi, L. and Rajendra Prasad, S. (2015) Fractionation of heavy metals in sediments of Cauvery River, Karnataka, India. International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology, 3 (5). pp. 802-811. ISSN 2321-9653

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Majority of heavy metals resulting from anthropogenic sources in Southern India reaches the River Cauvery, which acts as one of the sinks in the region. This study attempts to document the heavy metal concentrations in the sediments of Cauvery river, Karnataka, India, with emphasis on chemical fractionation. The pollution of sediments by heavy metals has assumed as a serious concern due to their toxicity and accumulative behavior. Changes in environmental conditions can strongly influence the behavior of both essential and toxic elements by altering the forms in which they occur and therefore quantification of the different forms of metal is more meaningful than total metal concentrations. In this study, fractionation of metal ions in sediments of the Cauvery River, Karnataka, India, has been studied to determine the Eco toxic potential of metal ions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physical Sciences > Environmental Science
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Environmental Science
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 07:06
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 07:06

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