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Marine sediments analysis by the elemental ratioing technique

Mohd. Yusof, Alias and Wood, A. K. H. and Ahmad, Z. (1995) Marine sediments analysis by the elemental ratioing technique. Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research section b, 99 (1-4). pp. 502-504. ISSN 0168-583X

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A study on the evaluation of pollution trends in marine core sediments taken in the vicinity of an industrial zone was attempted by analyzing trace elements such as As, Ce, Cr, Dy, Eu, La, Lu, Mn, Sb, Sc, Sm, Th, U, V and Yb using neutron activation analysis. The elemental concentrations were expressed in terms of enrichment factors (EF) obtained by the elemental ratioing technique using scandium as the reference element. The quantitative distribution and assessment on the extent of pollution by some of the elements were done by comparing their EFs to those found in reference materials. The general elemental distribution was presented on maps and any abnormalities in the distribution pattern found were deduced with reference to their point sources

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Science
ID Code:3026
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:18 May 2007 02:15
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:06

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