Metals in the surface sediments of Istanbul Strait (Turkey).

  title={Metals in the surface sediments of Istanbul Strait (Turkey).},
  author={Oya S Okay and Hakan Pekey and Enis Morkoç and Serden Başak and Berna Baykal},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  volume={43 14},
Surface sediments from 17 stations in the Istanbul Strait and Marmara Sea were collected and analysed for major and trace elements by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (WDXRF). Metal concentrations in surface sediments varied from 1.3 to 7.2 % for Al, 4.8 to 18 mg kg(- 1) for As, 119 to 599 mg kg(- 1) for Ba, below detection limit (bdl… CONTINUE READING