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Table 8 Concentration of trace elements in the sediment samples collected from the coastal belt of Kerala

From: Estimation of pollution indices and hazard evaluation from trace elements concentration in coastal sediments of Kerala, Southwest Coast of India

Sampling station As (ppb) Cd (ppb) Cu (ppb) Cr (ppm) Mn (ppm) Zn (ppm) Ni (ppb) Pb (ppb) Ti (ppb) Fe (ppm)
Bekal 5.20 0.08 13.10 0.06 1.76 0.25 18.60 16.80 0.13 16.10
Muzhappilangad 1.80 0.13 11.20 0.11 0.58 0.26 16.60 4.70 0.11 16.87
Kappad 5.70 0.11 12.40 0.17 1.33 0.16 15.40 30.30 0.27 45.18
Padinjarekkara 4.50 0.16 14.50 0.12 1.25 0.12 12.30 24.60 0.23 41.38
Akalad 1.90 0.21 6.10 0.04 1.01 0.09 7.30 9.90 0.09 18.42
Cherai 1.10 0.07 5.20 0.03 0.20 0.10 5.20 10.40 1.36 5.05
Mararikulam 2.40 0.10 7.70 0.14 0.73 0.10 6.70 35.80 0.27 18.36
Alappuzha 6.30 0.17 15.40 0.40 1.80 0.19 15.50 95.50 0.61 60.19
Thottapalli 46.50 0.16 24.80 0.57 3.78 3.39 32.50 49.90 2.89 203.58
Alappad 9.10 0.12 8.50 0.13 0.92 0.24 10.50 27.50 0.90 34.37
Parayakadavu 20.20 0.27 29.30 0.56 3.51 0.78 35.70 70.60 2.93 201.22
Chavara 43.50 0.19 30.80 0.31 1.83 0.46 30.20 24.10 1.02 122.19
Neendakara 33.50 0.18 33.40 0.27 4.20 0.54 34.70 64.50 1.21 248.62
Thangassery 30.40 0.16 25.40 0.21 3.33 0.71 28.30 56.50 1.06 195.70
Kollam 102.8 0.08 15.60 0.09 1.64 0.26 17.20 30.50 0.20 64.80
Mayyanad 6.40 0.27 19.60 0.11 2.32 0.29 23.00 19.80 0.47 34.70
Shankumukham 0.06 0.08 6.20 0.06 0.12 0.21 3.40 5.20 0.54 7.82
Kovalam 171.4 0.08 14.30 0.11 1.30 0.30 14.20 9.20 0.51 75.95
Mean 27.83 0.15 16.31 0.19 1.76 0.47 18.18 32.54 0.82 78.36