IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Kadam Surendra S, Tiwari L.R
The presence of heavy metals in sea water causes hazardous impact on the marine organisms. There are number of toxic metals like Cd, Cr, Pb, As, Cu, Hg and Zn increasing levels in the sea water are of serious problem today. They are released in large concentration through effluent discharges from industries, metal processing, paints and pigment production, biocides production, and through domestic sewage from nearby villages. The present study deals with the heavy metals distribution (Pb, As, Cr, Cd and Hg) in water of Dandi creek west coast of India. Three stations were selected for collection of water samples in different locations, station 1 (190 47’ 24.7448’’N and 720 40’ 0.3’’ E), station 2 (190 47’ 31.141’’ N and 720 41’ 17.5474” E) and station 3 (190 47’ 52.6553’’ N and 720 41’ 19.0925” E). Five metals including Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As) were analyzed in the water of Dandi creek using Plasma Emission Spectrophotometer at Center of Excellence, Vapi, Gujarat (India). Out of these five metals Lead (Pb) was not detected in water sample through out the study period and Mercury (Hg) was detected in very low concentration mostly in station 3. Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd) and Chromium (Cr) were detected through out the study period at all 3 stations. The concentration of heavy metals shows variation in three different locations.