alexa Distribution and ecological risk assessment of heavy metals in surface sediments along southeast coast of the Caspian Sea.
Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture

Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production

Author(s): Bastami KD, Bagheri H, Kheirabadi V, Zaferani GG, Teymori MB,

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Abstract The present study aimed to evaluate heavy metal concentrations of Arsenic (As), Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni), Lead (Pb) and Zinc (Zn), their spatial distribution, enrichment factor index (EF), the pollution load index (PLI) and potential ecological risk (PER) in two different seasons of the year (winter and summer) in surface sediments along southeast coast of the Caspian Sea. The results indicated that there were significant differences between concentrations of As, Ni and Pb in two different seasons. Considering PER, sediments from southeast Caspian coast had low ecological risk. According to PLI, sediment from the southeast coast had no pollution. Risk assessment showed that As threshold concentrations to occasionally be exceeded in the study area. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Mar Pollut Bull and referenced in Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production

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