Characterization and source assessment of heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediments of the Fosu Lagoon, Ghana.

@article{Gilbert2006CharacterizationAS,
  title={Characterization and source assessment of heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediments of the Fosu Lagoon, Ghana.},
  author={Erik Gilbert and David K. Dodoo and F. Okai-Sam and K Essuman and E K Quagraine},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={2747-75}
}
The first results ever obtained on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) concentrations in the Fosu lagoon surface sediments are presented together with corresponding heavy metal (Fe, Mn, Cd, Zn and Ni) concentrations. Samples collected on a monthly basis from November 2003-April 2004 (Heavy metals) and December 2003-January 2004 (PAHs) at 8 locations, representing different anthropogenic sources of contamination to the lagoon, were analyzed. Concentrations of Cd and Ni in the lagoon sediment… CONTINUE READING