Metal Concentrations in the Water of Chah Nimeh Reservoirs in Zabol, Iran

  • Ghasem RajaeiEmail author
  • Borhan Mansouri
  • Hamid Jahantigh
  • Amir Hossein Hamidian


The main objectives of this article were to monitor the metal concentrations of Fe, Cu, Pb, B, Ni, V, Cd, Se, As, and Cr in the water of Chah nimeh reservoirs in Zabol, south-eastern Iran; and to identify any relationships between metals. Metal concentrations in the water samples were analyzed using ICP-OES. The results indicated that there were a highly positive correlation between Cr and Se, Ni (p < 0.01), and, between As and Ni (p < 0.01). Also, there were significant differences between Cr, Ni, Pb, and Se in the water of Chah nimeh reservoirs.


Pollution Trace metal Water quality Chah nimeh reservoirs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghasem Rajaei
    • 1
    Email author
  • Borhan Mansouri
    • 2
  • Hamid Jahantigh
    • 3
  • Amir Hossein Hamidian
    • 4
  1. 1.Young Researchers Club, Gorgan BranchIslamic Azad UniversityGorganIran
  2. 2.Young Researchers Club, Kermanshah BranchIslamic Azad UniversityKermanshahIran
  3. 3.Department of Geology, Zahedan BranchIslamic Azad UniversityZahedanIran
  4. 4.Department of Environment, Faculty of Natural ResourcesUniversity of TehranKarajIran

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