Study of selected trace metals in the sediments of Thane creek near Thane city - Antagonistic behaviour of zinc and copper

R.P. Athalye, K.S. Gokhale


The trace metals Cd, Pb, Zn and Cu were studied in the sediments of Thane Creek. Cadmium was low and lead showed correlation with pH of water and organic carbon of sediment. Salinity and to some extent sedimental organic carbon play a significant role in governing the concentration of copper and zinc fluctuations showed antagonistic pattern.


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