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Table 4 Cd, mCd, and PLI values for heavy metals in the surface sediments

From: Heavy metal pollutants and their spatial distribution in surface sediments from Thondi coast, Palk Bay, South India

S. no. Fe Mn Cr Cu Ni Cd Pb Zn Cd mCd PLI
1 1.11 0.94 3.24 1.53 0.40 6.25 1.38 4.26 19.82 2.477 16.74
2 1.09 0.68 2.86 1.31 0.34 7.90 1.04 3.57 19.36 2.42 13.26
3 1.03 0.58 3.78 0.82 0.41 3.45 0.82 3.66 15.35 1.919 10.80
4 1.09 0.62 3.20 0.95 0.35 12.25 0.90 3.36 23.9 2.987 13.12
5 0.96 0.89 3.50 0.56 0.32 9.45 1.17 3.54 21.53 2.691 12.60
6 0.93 0.91 2.87 1.07 0.35 2.80 1.19 3.79 14.72 1.84 11.40
7 1.04 0.55 2.34 0.87 0.34 4.45 1.06 3.70 15.18 1.898 10.62
8 0.97 0.83 2.47 1.53 0.36 4.45 0.95 4.10 16.52 2.065 12.34
9 1.11 0.83 2.98 0.87 0.36 3.90 1.17 3.76 16.14 2.018 11.87
10 0.93 0.89 2.56 1.46 0.35 2.75 1.49 3.86 15.10 1.888 12.15
11 0.76 0.59 2.31 1.36 0.39 2.80 1.56 3.83 14.70 1.837 11.02
12 0.82 0.5 2.41 1.16 0.43 4.35 0.98 3.50 15.10 1.887 10.74
13 0.82 0.83 3.14 1.06 0.39 4.90 0.88 3.97 16.85 2.106 11.91
14 0.96 0.89 3.28 0.62 0.37 7.80 1.02 3.66 19.63 2.454 12.30
15 0.87 0.94 2.47 0.64 0.35 7.95 1.08 3.546 18.51 2.314 11.73
16 0.85 0.57 2.59 0.91 0.38 8.90 0.93 3.06 19.12 2.39 11.31
17 0.82 0.79 2.71 0.66 0.37 6.30 1.00 3.44 17.17 2.146 11.03
18 0.85 0.69 2.58 0.79 0.38 5.10 1.06 3.20 15.30 1.913 10.77
19 0.84 0.78 2.69 1.36 0.35 9.90 1.22 4.00 22.27 2.784 14.40
20 1.04 0.66 2.49 0.76 0.27 3.25 1.35 3.44 14.62 1.827 10.30
21 0.76 0.60 3.41 0.96 0.47 3.15 1.40 3.06 14.84 1.855 11.10
22 0.91 0.59 3.20 0.86 0.35 6.15 1.14 3.17 17.27 2.159 11.40
23 1.02 0.89 3.47 0.96 0.38 5.55 1.30 3.69 18.07 2.258 13.51
24 0.92 0.45 3.12 0.82 0.39 6.15 0.96 3.56 17.25 2.156 10.93