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Amazing level of bromine found in Lonar crater water ecosystem, Maharashtra, India

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  • 1Room No. B1/701, Saket Co-op. Hsg. Society Ltd., Saket Road, Thane (W)–400601, Maharashtra, India
  • 2House No. 1910, Opp. Vittal Mandir, Mahatma Gandhi Nagar, Near Anandnagar, Thane (E)–400603, Maharashtra, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 8, Issue (3), Pages 34-38, July,22 (2019)


The salt of Lonar Crater water body was tested by XRF analysis, which showed very high content of Bromine (Br), higher than the sea, ocean Dead sea or any other fresh water body. Bromine (Br) content in Lonar salt was found to be 5.5 mass %, Bromine (Br) is one of the rare elements among the halogen group elements. It is mostly associated with other halogen group elements like Chlorine (Cl) and Iodine (I). Our findings is that amongst halogen group element, the first highest is Chlorine and the second highest is Br, found in Lonar crater water system and the first highest in all the water bodies existing on the earth. In other wsords it can be said that Lonar Crater is halogen group dominated water body. This paper reports the first hand information about detection of Bromine (Br) in very high concentration, in the waters of Lonar Crater, which is higher than the marine water body and fresh water body existing on the surface of the earth and to put on records, the findings of high content of Br in Lonar Crater water system on preliminary basis.


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