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

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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.

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Rajaei, G., Mansouri, B., Jahantigh, H. et al. Metal Concentrations in the Water of Chah Nimeh Reservoirs in Zabol, Iran. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 495–500 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-012-0738-0

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Keywords

  • Pollution
  • Trace metal
  • Water quality
  • Chah nimeh reservoirs