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- Analysis of arsenic concentrations and correlation in water, soil and aurum by neutron activation analysis technique: a case study in Bagerhat, Bangladesh
- Abdullah, S. M. A.; Islam, M. T.; Islam, S. Z.; Hossain, Iqbal; Samsuzzoha, M.; Hossain, M. D.; Latif, S. A.; Islam, F. M. A.
- Arsenic concentrations were measured in water, soil and arum (vegetables) samples using the Neutron Activation Analysis method and a correlation between arsenic concentrations in the samples was investigated. The case study at Bagerhat, Bangladesh revealed that almost all the water samples were contaminated by a hazardous level of arsenic that exceeding the World Health Organization recommended value of 0.05 mg/L for Bangladesh. Arsenic concentration of all the water samples ranged from 0.09 to 0.87 mg/L. The concentrations in soil and aurum samples were found to be in the range of 2.22-35.21 and 0.07-0.73 mg/kg, respectively. A positive correlation between arsenic concentrations in soil and water samples was observed. Aurum sample was found to be contaminated by arsenic to a harmful level if the corresponding water sample was also highly contaminated.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Vol. 85, no. 3, pp. 301-306
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- 03 Chemical Sciences; 05 Environmental Sciences; 06 Biological Sciences
- Arsenic; Aurum; Bangladesh; Neutron activation analysis; Soil; Vegetables; Water
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