International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2018)
Fluctuations in soil contaminations due to monsoon effect –A case study in the Iron Ore Belt of Bolani, Keonjhar district, Odisha, India
BK Ratha and SR Barick
Soils in most part of the world are contaminated by anthropogenic activity such as mining, industrial activities. Hence, geochemical monitoring of such soils are necessary for both pre-monsoon and post-monsoon. Bolani and Barbil are well known for mining and industrial activities. Soil samples of both pre-monsoon and post-monsoon were collected from these localities for geochemical assessment with this purpose. Finer fractions (<74 mm) of soils were taken for metal analysis in Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Discriminant analysis on normalized major and trace element data was carried out. Discriminant analysis reveal that the soils of pre-monsoon and post-monsoon are different indicating more contamination in post-monsoon.
How to cite this article:
BK Ratha and SR Barick. Fluctuations in soil contaminations due to monsoon effect –A case study in the Iron Ore Belt of Bolani, Keonjhar district, Odisha, India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(1): 04-08.