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dc.contributor.authorBahador, Mehrshad
dc.contributor.authorMoradi, Abbas
dc.contributor.authorNaji, Abolfazl
dc.coverage.spatialIranen_US
dc.coverage.spatialBandar Abbasen_US
dc.coverage.spatialShoor Riveren_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-01T05:23:10Z
dc.date.available2018-08-01T05:23:10Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2008-8965
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1834/13437
dc.description.abstractToxicity of trace metals in the environment, bioaccumulation in aquatic environments and in food chains are of great importance.This study concentrates on the distribution patterns of some heavy metals (Pb, Ni, Zn and Fe) in surface sediments of Shoor River estuary. In order to determine the degree of Contamination and environmental quality of region sediments, surface sediment (0-5 cm) samples were collected from 4 stations. At each station, three surface sediment samples were collected and the concentration of heavy metals were measured using a flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer; Then indexes such as the Pollution Load Index (PLI) and Potential ecological risk index (RI) for each of the sampling stations and study area applied. The results of PLI represented the low accumulation of studied metals in the surface sediments of the area. Potential ecological risk was also low. The results indicated that Zn and Ni were mainly from anthropogenic discharge, while a significant portion of Pb and Fe were likely from natural inputs. Overall, frequent adverse effects were expected for Ni and occasional adverse biological effects are expected for Zn, whereas for Pb and Fe rare adverse biological effects are expected. Pearson’s correlation indicated that there was positive correlation between Ni, Pb, Fe, TOM and fine grain size (p<0.01). Nevertheless, due to rapid urbanization and industrial development of Bandar Abbas, monitoring of heavy metals contamination in the study area due to its ecological importance is necessary.en_US
dc.language.isofaen_US
dc.subject.otherEcologicalen_US
dc.titleAssessment of Heavy Metals Contamination in Surface Sediments of Shoor River Estuary, East of Bandar Abbas by using Different Indexesen_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue3en_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleJournal of Marine Science and Technologyen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume16en_US
dc.description.statusPublisheden_US
dc.format.pagerangepp.56-71en_US
dc.subject.asfaHeavy metalsen_US
dc.subject.asfaSedimenten_US
dc.subject.asfaSurfaceen_US
dc.subject.asfaAreaen_US
dc.subject.asfaToxicityen_US
dc.subject.asfaAquaticen_US
dc.subject.asfaDistributionen_US
dc.subject.asfaPollutionen_US
dc.subject.asfaNien_US
dc.subject.asfaPben_US
dc.subject.asfaFeen_US
dc.subject.asfaContaminationen_US
dc.type.refereedRefereeden_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-30T18:48:31Z


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