Pollution Research Paper

Vol.17, Issue 04, 1998; Page No.(377-380)

TRACE METALS IN SOILS NEAR AN INDUSTRIAL BELT IN VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA

S.L. NARASIMHA RAO AND D.R.R. SARMA

Abstract

Soil samples were collected from villages surrounding, a Lead-Zinc smelter in Visakhapatnam and analysed for trace metal (Zn, Pb, Cu, Ni, Fc and Mn) concentrations. Comparison has been done with thosc soil samples from villages remote to Zinc smelter, permeability coefficient and correlation coefficient values for various set of combinations were estimated, Zn. Pb, and Cu WCTC found to be predominant, metal concentrations showed decreasing trend with depth of soil sample,

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