Rare earth elements and heavy metal distribution in estuarine sediments of east coast of India

  title={Rare earth elements and heavy metal distribution in estuarine sediments of east coast of India},
  author={R Ramesh and AL. Ramanathan and Rathinam Arthur James and Vaidyanathan Subramanian and Stein B. Jacobsen and Heinrich Dick Holland},
Bed sediment samples collected from the Hoogly, Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery estuaries on the east coast of India were analyzed for rare earth elements (REEs), mainly lanthanides (La–Lu), Y, a number of metals (V, Cr, Co, Ni, Zn, Ag, Cd and Pb), using Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Continental weathering plays an important role in the distribution of REEs and metals. However, metals showed wide variation in concentration among estuaries, mainly due to varying salinity, which controls… CONTINUE READING


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