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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Potential Ecological Risk due to Heavy Metal Pollution in Water Bodies

  • Open or CloseSinghal RK*

    Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India

    *Corresponding author:Dr R.K.Singhal Analytical Chemistry Division Mod Lab, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Trombay, Mumbai-400085, India

Submission: March 25, 2019; Published: May 28, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2019.05.000621

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume5 Issue5


Aquatic sediments can absorb metals to levels many times higher than the water column concentration, so it is considered a sink and reservoir of contaminants, such as metals. After a series of natural processes, the water borne metals would deposit in the sediment finally. Hence, the quantity of metals contained in the sediment reflects the degree of pollution for the water body. There were number of models purpose to evaluate the ecological risk due to accumulation of metals in sediment among others, work carried out by Muller is widely accepted internationally to evaluate the ecological risk

Keywords:Aquatic sediments; Metals; Pollution; Ecological risk, Muller

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