publication . Article . 2017

Measurement and Evaluation of Ecological Risk of Heavy Metals in Surface Sediments of Pars Special Economic Energy Zone

Arash Haghshenas; Masoud Hatami-manesh; Mohsen Mirzaei; MirMehrdad Mir Sanjari; Parisa Hossein Khezri;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Iranian South Medical Journal (issn: 1735-4374, eissn: 1735-6954, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Bushehr University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background: Today, heavy metals pollution in aquatic ecosystems is one of the most important global environmental problems. Because this metals have characteristics such as chemical stability, low degradability and bioaccumulation ability at different levels of the food chain cause the abundant ecological risks for organisms. Therefore, this study investigates the concentration of heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, chromium, copper, nickel, zinc and iron) and ecological risk assessment of them in coastal sediments in the Special Economic Energy Zone - South Pars. Materials and Methods: In order to assess the concentration of metals, 16 stations along the c...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecological Risk Assessment, Pollution Load Index (PLI), Sediments, Contamination Factor, Heavy Metals, Medicine (General), R5-920
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