Distribution of heavy metals in the coastal area of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
Source of Publication
Marine Pollution Bulletin
© 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.
Abu Dhabi coastal area in the United Arab Emirates, Enrichment factor, Geoaccumulation index, Heavy metals contamination, Pollution load index, Sediments
Al Rashdi, Saeed; Arabi, Alya A.; Howari, Fares M.; and Siad, Abdi, "Distribution of heavy metals in the coastal area of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates" (2015). All Works. 1294.
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