Department of Environmental Engineering, Kwangwoon University, South Korea
*Corresponding author: Janardhan Reddy Koduru, Department of Environmental Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul-01897, 20 Kwangwoon ro, Nowon-Gu, Republic of Korea, Tel: +82-2-9405496; Fax: (+82)-(02)-9185774; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: January 27, 2018; Published: April 03, 2018
ISSN: 2578-0336 Volume2 Issue1
Heavy metals are one of the primary contaminants in the environment . Exposure to heavy metals, even at trace levels, is believed to be a high health risk for humans [2,3]. Heavy metals are naturally occurring throughout the earth’s crust . But most of the environmental contamination results from the anthropogenic activities such as mining and smelting operations, industry, and domestic and agricultural use of metals and metalcontaining compounds. Migration of these contaminants into non-contaminated areas as dust or leachates through the soil and spreading of heavy metals containing sewage sludge are a few examples of events contributing towards contamination of the ecosystems . Hence, water is the one of the major routes through which heavy metals and radionuclides may enter the human body [6,7]. The sources of water pollution are shown in Figure 1.