Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 12, Pages: 910-923
K Mohammed Murthuza1*, N Surumbarkuzhali1, C Lakshmi Narasimhan2, R Ravisankar3
1Post Graduate and Research Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Salem, 636007, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Geology, Anna University, Kotturpuram, Chennai, 600025, Tamil Nadu, India
3Post Graduate and Research Department of Physics, Kalaignar Karunadhi Government Arts College, Tiruvannamlai, 606603, Tamil Nadu, India
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:03 December 2022, Accepted Date:13 February 2023, Published Date:27 March 2023
Objective: This study used magnetic susceptibility measurements and statistical methods to investigate soil pollution. Method: Using the grid approach, soil samples were collected in and around Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nādu. Standard procedures were used to determine the physicochemical parameters of soil samples such as the percentages of sand, silt and clay, EC and pH. A dual frequency susceptibility meter was used to assess the magnetic susceptibility of the soil samples collected at low-frequency (clf) and high-frequency (chf). Multivariate statistical analysis such as factor analysis (FA), Pearson correlation (PC), and cluster analysis (CA) were conducted to determine the influence of Physicochemical parameters on magnetic susceptibilities and to detect soil contamination from anthropogenic or natural sources. Findings: Significant magnetic enhancement values may be concentrated in the soil, indicating ferrimagnetic minerals in the study area in some locations. Novelty: Contamination sources of pollution using magnetic susceptibility with statistical approach.
Keywords: Soil; Physicochemical properties; magnetic susceptibility; Statistical Methods; Pollution
© 2023 Murthuza et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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