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Statistical evaluation of environmental contamination, distribution and source assessment of heavy metals (aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury) in some lagoons and an estuary along the coastal belt of Ghana


An environmental pollution investigation was carried out to determine the concentrations of aluminum (Al), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and mercury (Hg)(heavy metals) in the surface water and river water bed sediments of lagoons and estuaries along the coastal belt of Ghana. The study assessed the environmental pollution situation and evaluated their sources and distribution of these metals. The total concentrations of Al, As, Cd, and Hg were determined by the neutron activation analysis technique.

 

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Name of Author(s):
CK Adokoh, EA Obodai, David Kofi Essumang, Y Serfor-Armah, BJB Nyarko, A Asabere-Ameyaw
Institutional Affiliation:
C. K. Adokoh, D. K. Essumang Chemistry Department, School of Physical Sciences; E. A. Obodai Department of Fisheries, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana; D. K. Essumang Department Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Alborg, Denmark; Y. Serfor-Armah ? B. J. B. Nyarko Ghana Atomic Energy Commission Ghana (GAEC), Legon Accra, Ghana; A. Asabere-Ameyaw University of Education Wineba, Winneba, Ghana
Type of Publication:
Journal Article
Name of Publisher or Journal:
Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology
Date of Publication:
Number of Pages:
11