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Longitudinal distribution of heavy metals in sediments of a canyon reservoir in Southwest China due to dam construction.
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PMID:  23192681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, the longitudinal distribution of heavy metals (including As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn) from sediment of a 70-km long canyon reservoir in Yunnan Province was investigated and their potential ecological risks were assessed. The results indicated that the concentration of all the detected metals in the sediments that was sampled near the dam was much higher than that sampled from upstream far from the dam. The geoaccumulation index (I (geo)) and contamination factors (CF) suggested that Cd was the most important contamination factor, followed by As and Zn, while the concentration of Cr, Cu, Ni, and Pb was at uncontaminated levels. Cd posed a high potential ecological risk in the sediment. Furthermore, potential ecological risk is significantly correlated with the distance from the dam.
Qinghe Zhao; Shiliang Liu; Li Deng; Shikui Dong; Cong Wang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental monitoring and assessment     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2959     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Monit Assess     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8508350     Medline TA:  Environ Monit Assess     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, 19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Beijing, 100875, China.
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