Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-MP Mineralogy & Petrology

[S-MP34] Oceanic and Continental Subduction Processes

Sun. May 20, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 201B (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:REHMAN Ur Hafiz(Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University), Tatsuki Tsujimori(Tohoku University), Chin Ho Tsai , Chairperson:Chin-HO Tsai(National Dong Hwa University), Tsujimori Tatsuki

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

[SMP34-08] Geochemical Analyses of Sediment, Seawater and Ground Water from the Region In and Around the Coastal Areas of Bay of Bengal

*Mst. Shamsun Nahar1, Md Atikul Islam2 (1.Earth Consultant Co. Ltd, Toyama, Japan, 2.Department of Chemistry, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh, )

Keywords:Bengal Basin, Arsenic (As), Sediment, Coastal Ground water

Bangladesh (Bengal Basin) lies within the floodplain of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers (GBR). As one of the world’s largest river systems, the GBR transports the single largest sediment flux and the fourth highest water discharge to the oceans. The purpose of this study is to describe the sediment, seawater and groundwater geochemistry and distribution of arsenic in GBR mouth, adjacent with second world longest sea beach area of the Bay of Bengal Coast, Bangladesh. According to Hexadiagram, 60 % of the ground water samples were Na+-Cl--SO42-and 75 % samples were Na+-Cl- type. The results indicate that the magnitude of ground water qualities depends on the size of the area affected, sea water recharge, the correlations between dissolved arsenic with iron, and finally the type of the sediment involved.