(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Risk assessment of metal species in sediments of the river Ganga

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PANDEY M. (2) ; TRIPATHI S. (3) ; PANDEY A.K. (2) ; TRIPATHI B.D. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Botany, Banaras Hindu Univ., Varanasi, INDE
(2) Inst. of Environment and Sustainable Development, Baranas Hindu Univ., Varanasi, INDE
(3) Dept. of Botany, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu Univ., Varanasi, INDE


The present study deals with the geochemical fractions of nine heavy metals [chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb)] present on the river sediments using sequential extraction process (SEP) and total acid digestion (TAD). This work was conducted on Ganga river sediments at Varanasi. Various sources of the metal pollution in the city include domestic, industrial and agricultural untreated wastewater draining into the river. Geochemical fractions of the metals–pH relation study, using Medusa Hydra chemical equilibrium software, revealed the presence of different species of metals at different pHs


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2014, no122 [pp. 140-149]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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