Geochemical fractionation and ecological risks assessment of benthic sediment-bound heavy metals from coastal ecosystems off the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean
This study determines the pollution, fractionation, and ecological risks of sediment-bound heavy metals from coastal ecosystems off the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean. Contamination Factor (CF), pollution load index (PLI), and geoaccumulation index (Igeo) were used to assess the extent of the heavy metal pollution, while the potential ecological risk was evaluated using the risks assessment code...
Published at International Journal of Sediment Research
Published in 2017
Nsikak U. Benson, Essien D. Udosen, Joseph P. Essien, Winifred U. Anake, Adebusayo E. Adedapo, Oyeronke A. Akintokun, Omowunmi H. Fred-Ahmadu, Abass A. Olajire
Benson Nsikak » Nsikak Benson holds a Ph.D. degree in Marine Environmental Chemistry. His research interest is primarily on investigating the exchange of marine trace gases between the atmosphere and the ocean. He is interested in developing a quantitative understanding of the cycling of carbon, nutrients and other elements in ocean systems as well as interactions with ocean biology and anthropogenic impacts.... view full profile
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