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Baseline Investigation Of Saudi Seashore Water Concentrations Along Gulf Of Aqaba

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WS110181

Volume

153

Pages

12

Page Range

197 - 208

Published

2011

Size

2,484 kb

Author(s)

M. E. Elgohary & S. M. Alaseri

Abstract

This investigation aims to measure the elemental concentrations of sea water samples from the Gulf of Aqaba along the Saudi seashore. Seventy elements were investigated using the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) technique. Sixty samples were collected starting from Ad Dorah city at the national border between Saudi Arabia and Jordan to Ra’s Al-Sheikh Humayed at the south of Aqaba Gulf. Elemental concentrations of major, trace, toxic, and radioactive sources in this area are measured. The results represent a database for many vital areas of interest. Keywords: ICP-MS, elemental analysis, sea water, Gulf of Aqaba, trace elements, concentrations.

Keywords

ICP-MS, elemental analysis, sea water, Gulf of Aqaba, trace elements, concentrations