Deposition of trace elements in the sediments of ponds around Lakamanahalli industrial area, near Dharwad City, Karnataka, India

B. S. Choudri, V. C. Chavadi

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Abstract

Sediments have been collected from Rayapur and Sattur ponds around Lakamanahalli industrial area and analysed for trace elements content viz., Cd, Pb, Ni, Cu, Zn, Mn, Fe and Cr. Sediments showed 2 - fold increased level of studied elements concentration in comparison with relatively non - polluted values. Further, the results of "correlation coefficient and t-test" values indicate positive correlation in deposition and significant at 5 % level of confidence. The higher content of these trace elements in the sediments is attributed to surrounding industrial activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Environmental Health
Volume43
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Industrial activity
  • Lakamanahalli area
  • Pond sediments
  • Trace elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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