Status of Heavy Metals (Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn) in the Mangrove Sediments of Rajapur Estuary, Coastal Maharashtra
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2017 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2017|
|Authors : Usha R. Mugade, Nisha R. Mugade, Jagdish B. Sapkale
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V49P227|
Usha R. Mugade, Nisha R. Mugade, Jagdish B. Sapkale "Status of Heavy Metals (Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn) in the Mangrove Sediments of Rajapur Estuary, Coastal Maharashtra", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V49(3),173-176 July 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
Mangrove tracts along the estuaries in the coastal areas nowadays affected due to the deposition of heavy metals like zinc, copper, lead, iron etc. Most of these heavy metals acts as a pollutants which is coming from the upstream areas of the estuarine or river basin, particularly collected from the agricultural and industrial sectors.The decline of mangroves is alternately influencing on the distribution patterns of heavy metal. The circulation of such metals in the food chain of the living things is also changing. In the present research work soil samples were collected from different mangrove sites of Rajapur estuary and analysed for the status of Iron, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.
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Heavy Metals, Mangrove Sediments, Mangrove destruction, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.