The long term tsunami impact: Evolution of iron speciation and major elements concentration in tsunami deposits from Thailand

Publication Date : 2017-08-01
Author : Kozak, L.Niedzielski, P.
Countries : Thailand
Disaster Management Theme :
Disaster Type : Tsunami
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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The article describes the unique studies of the chemical composition changes of new geological object (tsunami deposits in south Thailand – Andaman Sea Coast) during four years (2005–2008) from the beginning of formation of it (deposition of tsunami transported material, 26 December 2004). The chemical composition of the acid leachable fraction of the tsunami deposits has been studied in the scope of concentration macrocompounds – concentration of calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and iron speciation – the occurrence of Fe(II), Fe(III) and non-ionic iron species described as complexed iron (Fe complex). The changes of chemical composition and iron speciation in the acid leachable fraction of tsunami deposits have been observed with not clear tendencies of changes direction. For iron speciation changes the transformation of the Fe complex to Fe(III) has been recorded with no significant changes of the level of Fe(II).