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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 1190-1193
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.1190.1193
 
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Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Tilehbon River Sediments, Iran

M. Goorzadi, Gh. Vahabzadeh, M.R. Ghanbarpour and A.R. Karbassi

Abstract:
In this study, four sediment samples on Tilehbon River were chemically analyzed in order to determine the concentration, origin and pollution intensity of heavy metals (Pb, Cr, Mn, N, Cd, Cu, Zn and Fe). The concentration of these elements was determined by using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). Then a cluster analysis has conducted using MVSP 3.1 software. The obtained results showed that the concentration of heavy elements are transitive as compared with the average concentration of these elements in ground surface and global sediments and they controlled by geological units. Lime units play the most important role to control the concentration of elements. Based on Muller geochemical index, the sediments in Tilehbon River are not polluted.
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How to cite this article:

M. Goorzadi, Gh. Vahabzadeh, M.R. Ghanbarpour and A.R. Karbassi, 2009. Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Tilehbon River Sediments, Iran. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 1190-1193.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.1190.1193

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2009.1190.1193

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