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Trace element concentrations in sediments from Kadavu passage, Fiji

Garimella, Sitaram and Lal, Rajeev R. and Deo, Ravin N. and Morrison, R.J. (2009) Trace element concentrations in sediments from Kadavu passage, Fiji. The South Pacific Journal of Natural Sciences, 27 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1013-9877

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Abstract

Grab sediments, collected from 11 locations from the Pacific Ocean floor in the region between Suva Peninsula and Kadavu Island, Fiji, were investigated for concentrations of 20 elements using neutron activation and high-resolution gamma ray spectroscopy techniques. The sediments were collected at distances between 5-35 km from the mainland and at ocean depths ranging from 500 to 2000 m. A comparison of the elemental abundances of these sediments with those of the Suva lagoon and other nearby locations indicates that the ocean sediments are likely to be derived from sediments washed out to sea from the mainland. The sediments also show no evidence of any metal contamination from the industrial activity in the Suva metropolitan area.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2009 12:20
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 11:49
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/1596
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