, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 393–396 | Cite as

Trace element geochemistry in the waters of Pulicat lake, South India

  • Nagaraju M. 
  • Narasimharao K. L. 
  • Gossmann H. 
  • Lacaze B. 


The distribution of trace elements like Cu, Zn, Ni, Co and Mn in the waters of Pulicat lake has been studied in four aqueous environments — northern, central, southern and channel parts. It is observed that the concentration of the trace elements increase with increase of pH, chlorides and sodium in both monsoon and dry seasons. The concentration and the behaviour of the trace elements are controlled by adsorption, supplemented by organic reactions and by precipitation in sulphide-rich environments.


Sodium Precipitation Chloride India Geochemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nagaraju M. 
    • 1
  • Narasimharao K. L. 
    • 2
  • Gossmann H. 
    • 3
  • Lacaze B. 
    • 4
  1. 1.Atomic Minerals DivisionNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeologyS. V. UniversityTirupatiIndia
  3. 3.Institut für Physische GeographieAlbert-Ludwig-UniversitätFreiburg i. Br.Germany
  4. 4.Remote Sensing Centre, CNRS-CEPEMontpellier CedexFrance

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