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XRF Analysis of Aegle marmelos Leaves of Semi Arid Region of Kachchh

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The objective of the present investigation was to study the chemical composition of leaves of Aegle marmelos is a species of tree native to India growing in semi-arid region of Kachchh district, Gujarat, India. The leaves of Aegle marmelos were subjected to Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) and were analyzed for different mineral composition. As the X-ray Fluorescence is one of the most reliable and accurate, as well as it is also a consistent and non-destructive method for analysis of major and trace elements using a single pressed pellet. During the study it was found that Calcium, Chlorine, Potassium, Magnesium, Silicon, Sulfur, Aluminum, Phosphorus were noted in higher amounts, compared to that of other elements like Manganese, Iron, Nickel, Copper, Zink, Bromide, Rubidium, Strontium, Stannous, Lead, whereas the elements which were not detected in leaves of Aegle marmelos are Cobalt, Arsenic, Hafnium, Vanadium, Platinum, Titanium, Chromium and Tantalum.


International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 45)
V. R. Ram et al., "XRF Analysis of Aegle marmelos Leaves of Semi Arid Region of Kachchh", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 45, pp. 73-78, 2015
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Jan 2015

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