Heavy Metals Status in Water and Sediment from Southern Part of Bangladesh: An Assessment of Impact on Human Health and Ecological Environment
American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics
Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017, Pages: 175-180
Received: Oct. 31, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 11, 2017; Published: Dec. 25, 2017
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Foysal Kabir Tareq, Department of Chemical Engineering, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore, Bangladesh
Mst. Fayzunnesa, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore, Bangladesh
Md. Shahariar Kabir, Department of Inter-Disciplinary Center for Food Security - Sustainable Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Musrat Nuzat, Department of Chemical Engineering, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore, Bangladesh
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Abstract
The present study have been conducted to evaluate the status of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cr, Cu, Zn, Mn, As, and Sb) in the surface water and bed sediment samples collected from nearby southern region, Bangladesh. Heavy metals pollution status in sediment was analyzed using Atomic Adsorption Spectrophotometer. The mean concentrations of analyzed heavy metal in the water ranking sequence of: Zn > Cu > Mn > Cr > Sb > Ni > As > Pb > Cd and in the sediment ranking sequence of: Mn > Zn > Ni > Cr > Cu > Pb > As > Sb > Cd (mg/kg). As a part of findings, the water from southern region considered as polluted with respect to different water quality guidelines and sediment considered as unpolluted with respect to different sediment quality guidelines. The contamination factor (CF) result indicated that sediment were contaminated and Geo-accumulation index (Igeo) result indicated the sediment moderately contaminated to high degree of contaminated except Mn and Cr. PLI values indicated that all site was polluted.
Keywords
Southern Region of Bangladesh, Heavy Metals, Geo-accumulation Index, Contamination Factor, Pollution Load Index, Human Health
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Foysal Kabir Tareq, Mst. Fayzunnesa, Md. Shahariar Kabir, Musrat Nuzat, Heavy Metals Status in Water and Sediment from Southern Part of Bangladesh: An Assessment of Impact on Human Health and Ecological Environment, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 175-180. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170204.14
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