Title

Distribution of heavy metals in the coastal area of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates

Source of Publication

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Fifty-seven sediment samples were collected from Abu Dhabi coastal area, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The concentrations of heavy metals including antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, cobalt, copper, mercury, lead, molybdenum, nickel and zinc were obtained using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) and X-ray fluorescence. Heavy metal contaminations in Abu Dhabi had increased since 2004. Nevertheless, the enrichment factors, geoaccumulation indices and the pollution load index of 0.3 showed no pollution with any of the measured metals except arsenic.

Document Type

Article

First Page

494

Last Page

498

Publication Date

2-10-2015

DOI

10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.05.052

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