Title

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

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Publication Date

2-10-2015

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.

ISSN

0025-326X

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Volume

97

Issue

1-2

First Page

494

Last Page

498

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Keywords

Abu Dhabi coastal area in the United Arab Emirates, Enrichment factor, Geoaccumulation index, Heavy metals contamination, Pollution load index, Sediments

Scopus ID

84956592836

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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