Greenaway, Anthony, M.,; Parkin, G
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Chemistry; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Water and sediment analyses on samples from the Rio Cobre: An assessment of the relative merits in detecting industrial contamination
Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology
Date of Publication
Data from a study of the contamination of the Rio Cobre, St. Catherine, Jamaica, by a Bayer Process Bauxite to Alumina Processing Plant have been used to illustrate that elemental concentrations in river/stream sediments in conjunction with field collected water data can be used to detect contamination of the River. The claim is made that searching for contamination of rivers and streams using such data is less labour intensive than the use of water sampling and thus, possibly, more practical and cost effective.....