Analysis of arsenic concentrations and correlation in water, soil and aurum by neutron activation analysis technique: a case study in Bagerhat, Bangladesh

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Abdullah, S. M. A., Islam, M. T., Islam, S. Z., Hossain, Iqbal, Samsuzzoha, M., Hossain, M. D., Latif, S. A. and Islam, F. M. A.. 2010. "Analysis of arsenic concentrations and correlation in water, soil and aurum by neutron activation analysis technique: a case study in Bagerhat, Bangladesh." Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 85 (3), pp. 301-306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-010-0075-0
Article Title

Analysis of arsenic concentrations and correlation in water, soil and aurum by neutron activation analysis technique: a case study in Bagerhat, Bangladesh

ERA Journal ID5810
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAbdullah, S. M. A. (Author), Islam, M. T. (Author), Islam, S. Z. (Author), Hossain, Iqbal (Author), Samsuzzoha, M. (Author), Hossain, M. D. (Author), Latif, S. A. (Author) and Islam, F. M. A. (Author)
Journal TitleBulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Journal Citation85 (3), pp. 301-306
Number of Pages6
Year2010
Place of PublicationNew York, NY. USA
ISSN0007-4861
1432-0800
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-010-0075-0
Web Address (URL)http://www.springerlink.com/content/g54m81145vq1uvq3/
Abstract

Arsenic concentrations were measured in water, soil and arum (vegetables) samples using the Neutron Activation Analysis method and a correlation between arsenic concentrations in the samples was investigated. The case study at Bagerhat, Bangladesh revealed that almost all
the water samples were contaminated by a hazardous level
of arsenic that exceeding the World Health Organization
recommended value of 0.05 mg/L for Bangladesh. Arsenic
concentration of all the water samples ranged from 0.09 to 0.87 mg/L. The concentrations in soil and aurum samples
were found to be in the range of 2.22–35.21 and
0.07–0.73 mg/kg, respectively. A positive correlation
between arsenic concentrations in soil and water samples
was observed. Aurum sample was found to be contaminated by arsenic to a harmful level if the corresponding water sample was also highly contaminated.

Keywordsarsenic; neutron activation analysis; aurum; same origin
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020410604. Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
490102. Biological mathematics
410404. Environmental management
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Byline AffiliationsSAARC Meteorological Research Centre, Bangladesh
University of Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Swinburne University of Technology
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Bangladesh
Department of Mathematics and Computing
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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