Publications by authors named "Geevartnam Jeyasekaran"

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Distribution and ecological risk assessment of heavy metals using geochemical normalization factors in the aquatic sediments.

Chemosphere 2022 May 28;294:133708. Epub 2022 Jan 28.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, 151 W. Woodruff Ave, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA.

Thamirabharani river acquires a noticeable quantity of sewage and agriculture waste from local inhabitants. The distribution of heavy metals in the surface sediments of the Thamirabharani river was analyzed using Inductively Coupled Plasma- Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) to study the ecological risks. The heavy metal concentrations in the sediments ranged from 0.098 ± 0.03(Cd) to 159.181 ± 13.36 mg kg (Fe). The Cd, Zn, Ni, Fe, and Mn concentrations in the sediments were above the US Environmental Protection Agency-Sediment Quality Guidelines. The fact that Cd, Co, and Cu concentrations at sites 4 and 5 exceeded the background values (BGVs) of 0.2, 13, and 32 mg kg suggests anthropogenic activity, notably in the downstream of the river. The sediment contaminated with Cd is more evident, particularly in the estuarine region. The potential ecological risk index (150
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May 2022

Heavy metal concentrations in the macroalgae, seagrasses, mangroves, and crabs collected from the Tuticorin coast (Hare Island), Gulf of Mannar, South India.

Mar Pollut Bull 2021 Feb 24;163:111971. Epub 2021 Jan 24.

Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Tuticorin 628 008, Tamil Nadu, India.

This study investigates the concentration of heavy metals in the macroalgae, seagrasses, mangroves, and crabs collected from Hare Island, Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve. The concentration of heavy metals ranged between 0.06 (Hg)-259 (Fe) μg/g in macroalgae, 0.09 (Pb)-377 (Fe) μg/g in seagrasses, 0.112 (Cd)-122 (Fe) μg/g in mangroves, and 0.11 (Cd) -240 (Fe) μg/g in crabs. The levels of heavy metals in the analyzed samples were found below the maximum residual limits (MRLs) prescribed by various National and International agencies. The result suggests that exposure to the analyzed metals through macroalgae consumption does not cause potential health risks to consumers (target hazard quotient (THQ), estimated exposure dose (EED), and hazard index (HI) <1). Hence, this study concludes that macroalgae that grow in the Gulf of Mannar regions are safe for human consumption and are suitable to prepare food supplements and bioceutical products.
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February 2021

Heavy metal concentration in reef-associated surface sediments, Hare Island, Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve (southeast coast of India): The first report on pollution load and biological hazard assessment using geochemical normalization factors and hazard indices.

Mar Pollut Bull 2021 Jan 19;162:111838. Epub 2020 Nov 19.

Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Tuticorin 628 008, Tamil Nadu, India.

In this study, reef-associated surface sediment samples were collected from Hare Island in the Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, Bay of Bengal and analyzed for heavy metal concentration. The sediment quality was evaluated based on the geochemical, biological, and ecological hazard indices. The mean concentration of heavy metals in the sediments ranged from 0.02 (Cd) to 26,262.87 mg/kg (Fe). Except for Cd and Hg, all other elements were found to be below the sediment quality guidelines and contamination level. The biological and ecological hazard (BEHI) revealed that most sediment samples (80%) fell under the low-risk category with 9% probability of toxicity to the marine flora and fauna. The overall contamination level of heavy metals in Hare Island suggested that the sediment could be grouped under low-risk category. Hence, this study recommends the need for a routine monitoring program in this region to maintain a clean and sustainable ecosystem in future.
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