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Environ. health eng. manag. 2019, 6(2): 129-137 Back to browse issues page
Ecological risk assessment of heavy metals from cement factory dust
Firouzeh Yadegarnia Naeini , Hamidreza Azimzadeh , Asghar Mosleh Arani , Ahad Sotoudeh , Bahman Kiani
Corresponding Author: Environmental Science Department, Natural Resources School, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran , hazimzadeh@yazd.ac.ir
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Background: The release of metals from industrial factories is one of the most important sources of environmental pollution. The present study aimed to determine the concentration of heavy metals like cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), and lead (Pb) in dust around the cement
Methods: A total of 22 dust samples were collected from areas around the cement factory in Isfahan province in spring and summer and transferred to laboratory for chemical digestion. Risk index (RI), integrated pollution index (IPI), mean of contamination degree (mCd), and contamination factor (Cfi)
were calculated to determine the contamination status.
Results: The concentration of heavy metals in the falling dust around the factory was expressed as Cd Conclusion: According to the results, the deposited dust of study area is considered as a polluted dust and it is at higher risk of pollution with Cd and Cr.
Keywords: Cement factory, Dust, Environmental pollution, Heavy metals
eprint link: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/31295
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/06/9 | Accepted: 2019/06/9 | Published: 2019/06/9
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Yadegarnia Naeini F, Azimzadeh H, Mosleh Arani A, Sotoudeh A, Kiani B. Ecological risk assessment of heavy metals from cement factory dust. Environ. health eng. manag.. 2019; 6 (2) :129-137
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