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Critical evaluation of different methods to calculate the Geoaccumulation Index for environmental studies: A new approach for Baixada Santista - Southeastern Brazil

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Autor(es):
Kim, Bianca Sung Mi [1] ; Friedmann Angeli, Jose Lourenco [1] ; Lima Ferreira, Paulo Alves [1] ; de Mahiques, Michel Michaelovich [1] ; Lopes Figueira, Rubens Cesar [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Oceanog, Pca Oceanog 191, BR-05508120 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 127, p. 548-552, FEB 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 3
Resumo

Although the Igeo is widely used in heavy metal contamination studies, its application differs in each study in terms of the mathematical equation used, the chosen background, and whether the fine fraction or whole sediment matrix is used. This study aims to assess these different methods, propose a new equation to calculate this index and use the index to evaluate the environmental quality of Baixada Santista. The levels of heavy metals were quantified in fifty sediment samples using both in the whole sediment sample and only in the fine fraction. The index was calculated in both fractions and in the normalized levels. Using the fine fraction of the sample was more suitable to the classification. The ratio of the levels in the whole sediment to the fine content did not present a significant statistical difference compared to the levels obtained from the fine fraction. Based on this study, a new equation is proposed for use in future environmental studies. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/01211-0 - Histórico da atividade antrópica no Canal da Bertioga-SP: níveis de metais, semimetais e sedimentação recente em colunas sedimentares
Beneficiário:Rubens Cesar Lopes Figueira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular