Fluid Mechanics: Open Access

ISSN: 2476-2296

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Assessment of Heavy Metals in Surface Water of Adirampattinam Seashore, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India


Prem Nawaz M, Raja Mohamed S, Ayeshamariam A* and Mohamed Rafi K

Heavy metal analysis is the most promising tool to eliminate the unwanted pollution from the atmosphere. Particularly in seawater there are number of heavy metals are present. Assessment of this analysis will be useful to detect the unwanted heavy metals and it is the reason to find the new removal techniques. In surface water of Adirampattinam seashore area the heavy metals, 26Fe, 82Pb, 30Zn, 25Mn, 29Cu, 48Cd, 33As and 23V in water have been detected by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) technique. It is recorded that the analysis of water has been achieved for one year of December 2016 to December 2016 when the water flow is lower and higher respectively. AAS measurements give data collected from 2 stations of Adirmpattinam, Thanjavur District, India, area in equal intervals of three months for four times. Water samples were collected year from December 2016 to December 2016. For each metallic element, AAS analysis technique used a particular wavelength and type of flame. Besides, high and low values of each heavy cation in water are recorded, indicating that the highest value is observed for As (3.250 mg/L) (Station A2) and lowest value is for Cd (0.015 mg/L) in December 2016 (Station A1).


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