Table 1 : Details of the sampling sites and sample properties.


Sample Properties Sampling Point 1 Sampling Point 2 Sampling Point 3

Location Osaka University Ina River Ashiya Beach
Suita Cityf Ikeda City Ashiya City

Coordinates N 34° 49.299` 34° 51.538` 34° 42.454`
E 135° 31.364` 135° 24.006` 135° 18.613`

Samples Collected Ground Soil
(10 cm below surface)
River Sediments
(1 m from shore line)
Sea sediments
(1 m from shore line)
-- River water River water

Sample Temperature (°C) 20 26 23
*26 -- --

pH 7.2 7.8 8.2
*7.1 -- --

Sample Texture Loam soil Slit/Clay Fine sand

*Secondary evaluation.

Ariyadasa et al.Journal of Environmental Engineering and Ecological Science  2014 3:3DOI : 10.7243/2050-1323-3-3