Content of 27 Selected Elements in the Potentially Mobile Fraction of Tsunami Sediments
L. Kozak1, J. Machát2, P. Niedzielski1
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1Department of Water and Soil Analysis, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University Drzymały 24, 60-613 Poznań, Poland
2Research Centre for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Masaryk University, Kamenice 126/3, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2009;18(1):131–136
Our paper reports results of a study on the bioavailability of selected elements from sediments deposited by the tsunami event of 26 December 2004 in south Thailand. In January 2005, 15 samples of the sediments deposited by the tsunami were collected at four different localities. The reference sample was collected in an area not affected by the tsunami. In the acid leachable sediments fraction (the bioavailable fraction) the contents of 27 selected elements (Be, Ga, Bi, Rb, Cs, Sn, Mn, Re, Co, Rh, Ru, Mo, V, Nb, Ta, Zr, Sc, Th, Pt, La, Ce, Nd, Eu, Gd, Tb, Ho, Lu) were determined using ICP-MS. The measurements were repeated after one year to establish a potential effect of the rainy season on the content of these elements in this fraction.