Volume 20, Issue 77 (Fall 2016)                   JWSS 2016, 20(77): 101-110 | Back to browse issues page

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Khosravi-Dehkordi A, Afyuni M, Soffianian A. Spatial Distribution of Total Cadmium and Total Plumb in Surface Soils of the Southwest Isfahan. JWSS. 2016; 20 (77) :101-110
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-3403-en.html
1. Division of Environ. Sic., Dept. of Natural Resource, Isf. Univ. of Technol., Isfahan, Iran.
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Pollutants are considered the disturbing factors of environment, and among them the heavy metals are more important considering their non-degradability and physiological effects on organisms in low concentrations. The goal of this research was to investigate the effect of industrial landuse on Cd and Pb concentrations in surface soils of the southwest Isfahan. According to satellite images and topographic maps (1:50000) of the study area, soil samples (depth: 0–20 cm) were collected using random sampling. A total of 38 surface soil samples were obtained from industrial areas (lowest distance = 1480 m) in the area of 73481 ha. Total concentrations of Cd and Pb in the digested solution were measured by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS). Using Arc GIS, the spatial distribution patterns and Cd and Pb variography of samples were analysed and finally the best models of spatial distribution of heavy metals were achieved. The primary results showed that the mean concentrations of Cd, and Pb of surface soil samples in industrial areas were 1.8 to 31.5 mg Kg-1 higher than the world’s mean values, respectively. Although the mean concentrations of Cd and Pb were respectively 8 to 700 mg Kg-1 lower than the standard of Iranian Department of Environment for industrial landuse.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2016/12/19 | Accepted: 2016/12/19 | Published: 2016/12/19

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