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Heavy metals assessment and identification of their sources in agricultural soils of Southern Tehran, Iran.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20668932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A detailed investigation was conducted to evaluate heavy metal sources and their spatial distribution in agricultural fields in the south of Tehran using statistics, geostatistics, and a geographic information system. The content of Cd, Cu, Co, Pb, Zn, Cr, and Ni were determined in 106 samples. The results showed that the primary inputs of Cr, Co, and Ni were due to pedogenic factors, while the inputs of Zn, Pb, and Cu were due to anthropogenic sources. Cd was associated with distinct sources, such as agricultural and industrial pollution. Ordinary kriging was carried out to map the spatial patters of heavy metals, and disjunctive kriging was used to quantify the probability of heavy metal concentrations higher than their recommended threshold values. The results show that Cd, Cu, Ni, and Zn exhibit pollution risk in the study area. The sources of the high pollution levels evaluated were related to the use of urban and industrial wastewater and agricultural practices. These results are useful for the development of proper management strategies for remediation practices in the polluted area.
Authors:
Abbas Hani; Ebrahim Pazira
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental monitoring and assessment     Volume:  176     ISSN:  1573-2959     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Monit Assess     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508350     Medline TA:  Environ Monit Assess     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  677-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Agriculture, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran, Abbas_hani@iau-saveh.ac.ir.
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