Assessment of trace metal contamination in a historical freshwater canal (Buckingham Canal), Chennai, India

The present study was done to assess the sources, and the major processes controlling the trace metal distribution in sediments of Buckingham Canal. Based on the observed geochemical variations, the sediments are grouped as South Buckingham Canal and North Buckingham Canal sediments (SBC and NBC respectively). SBC sediments show enrichment in Fe, Ti, Mn, Cr, V, Mo and As concentrations, while NBC sediments show enrichment in Sn, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni and Hg.

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