Rajesh Kumar Ranjan

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The 26 December 2004-Tsunami has deposited sediments in the Pichavaram mangrove ecosystem, east coast of India. Ten surface and three core sediment samples were collected within thirty days of the event. High concentrations of Cd, Cu, Cr, Pb, and Ni were observed in the tsunamigenic sediments. With respect to Fe, Zn, and Mn, there was little variation as(More)
The pollution of aquifer sediments by heavy metals has assumed serious concern due to their toxicity and accumulative behavior. Changes in environmental conditions can strongly influence the behavior of both essential and toxic elements by altering the forms in which they occur and therefore quantification of the different forms of metal is more meaningful(More)
The sources and historical deposition of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were investigated in dated sediment cores from the Pichavaram mangrove-estuarine complex. The ΣPAH flux in mangrove and estuarine sediments are 0.064 ± 0.031 μg/cm 2 /yr and 0.043 ± 0.020 μg/cm 2 /yr, respectively. The PAH flux in sediments increases up-core coinciding with(More)
Zeekoevlei is the largest freshwater lake in South Africa and has been suffering from hyper-eutrophic conditions since last few decades. We have used total P (TP), dissolved phosphate (PO4 3−), organic P (OP), calcium (Ca) and iron (Fe) bound P fractions to investigate the relevant physical, chemical and biological processes responsible for sedimentation(More)
The geochemistry of coastal sediments of southern India was altered after the tsunami in 2004. A five-step sequential extraction procedure was applied to assess the effects of tsunami on mobility and redistribution of selected elements (Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn). Ten surface sediments and three cores were analyzed for different metal fractions(More)
The industrial processing of sintered powder preform has been developed for manufacturing various engineering components. The present investigation has been undertaken to analyze the deformation characteristics during the cold forging of sintered aluminium preform at low strain rates. Experiments have been conducted and measurements made on deformation(More)
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