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Saberinasab F, Mortazavi S. Evaluation of Pb, Zn, Cu and Ni Concentration in Arak Mighan Wetland Based on Sediment Pollution Indices. jwss 2018; 22 (1) :15-27
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-3378-en.html
1. Dept. of Environ., Faculty of Natural Resour. and Environ., Malayer Univ., Hamedan, Iran. , mortazavi.s@gmail.com
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Today, the growth of population, the excessive growth of cities and subsequently, the industries development in all parts of the planet are evident. Such development leads to the entrance of chemical martials with various compounds, particularly heavy metals, in aquatic ecosystems. In this study, the contamination of the sediments around the Mighan wetland basin with heavy metals such as lead, zinc, copper and nickel was investigated using CF indexes (contamination factor), IGeo geo-accumulation indexes, and IPOLL sediment contamination severity. The results indicated a high concentration of copper and nickel metals, in comparison to zinc and lead metals, in the studied area. Also, regarding the location of sampling stations and their proximity of the industries around the wetland, the comparison of the results related to the measured metal concentration and the sediment quality indices, indicated a high concentration of the pollutants under examination in the southern part of the wetland, thereby emphasizing the need to control the pollutants in the wetland.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2016/11/20 | Accepted: 2017/03/11 | Published: 2018/06/10

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