Mapping of Heavy Metal Contamination Associated to Microplastics Marine Debris- A Case Study: Dubai, UAE dataset

Published: 8 May 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ndpwjngfns.1
Lara Dronjak, Tarig Ali, Atta Attaelmanan, Huda Alsam


Elemental composition of microplastics debris was determined using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopic analysis (XRF). Data was collected for microplastics extracted from 80 sediment samples collected from the wrack lines of 16 Dubai, UAE beaches. Representative samples (n=44) of microplastic pieces extracted from the samples were analyzed for heavy metals. Furthermore, mapping technique was used to address the most polluted sites.



Environmental Engineering, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Heavy Metal, Microplastics