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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 905362, 11 pages
Research Article

Assessment of Potential Location of High Arsenic Contamination Using Fuzzy Overlay and Spatial Anisotropy Approach in Iron Mine Surrounding Area

1Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
2Centre of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
3Research Center for Environmental and Hazardous Substance Management, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
4Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Received 25 February 2014; Revised 20 May 2014; Accepted 16 June 2014; Published 7 July 2014

Academic Editor: Aicheng Chen

Copyright © 2014 Thanes Weerasiri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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