Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal

Archives   2014

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   26,  Number   3

TITLE:   The Determination of Elemental Concentration of Soil and Water in Selected Areas
AUTHOR:   Moe Moe Han; Ye Hein Htet; Tin Oo; Thaung Hla; Ohnmar Oo; Myat Phone Kyaw; Marian Bi; Ohnmar Win; Ni Ni Mar
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(3): 183-188
ABSTRACT:   Hazardous waste producing industries can emit irritant gases, metals, solvents, pesticides, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and organo chlorines which can contaminate surrounding air, soil and ground water. The potential health effects from these compounds are of important concern to people living in close proximity. Altogether 27 soil samples and 6 water samples from South Dagon Industrial Zone, 14 soil samples and 9 water samples from Hlinethaya Industrial Zone, 10 soi I samples and 10 water samples from non-industrial zone (Thingangyun Township) were collected, coded and prepared by standard method for testing. All samples were subjected to analysis by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) technique. The measuring time lor each sample was 99 seconds and its minimum detectable level was 0.00I ppm. The presence of Si (silicon), Fe (iron), K (potassium), Ti (titanium), Zn (zinc), Mn (manganese), Cr (chromium), Sr (strontium), Cu (copper) were determined. Among those elements, high levels of Fe (228.8l
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Elemental concentration; Soil, Water; EDXRF; Environmental pollution

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