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

Volume: 127, Pages: 548 - 552
Published: Feb 1, 2018
Abstract
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...
Paper Details
Title
Critical evaluation of different methods to calculate the Geoaccumulation Index for environmental studies: A new approach for Baixada Santista – Southeastern Brazil
Published Date
Feb 1, 2018
Volume
127
Pages
548 - 552
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