Heavy Metal Concentrations of Precipitation in East Madhya Pradesh of India
Source: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Volume 130, Numbers 1-4, August 2001 , pp. 463-468(6)
Rain is a main source for getting water to the ecosystem in the Indian continent. The factors i.e. operation of several heavy metal industries, coming of distant pollutants, high rain fall, etc. are agent for the precipitation of a high amount of the heavy metals in the eastern region of Madhya Pradesh state of India. The particulate matters and gases emitted are scavenged out with rain water for the distribution to the ecosystem. 216 event rain water samples were collected at three sites (representative of urban, industrial and remote): Raipur, Korba and Ambikapur of the country in the year 1995. 60 (30×2) event samples were collected at site Raipur during years, 19961997. The volume weighted mean concentration and fluxes distribution of most abundant heavy metals i.e. Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Hg, Pb are described. Their concentration level found in the rain water was: PbZnCuFe>MnHg.
Document Type: Regular paper
Affiliations: 1: School of Studies in Chemistry, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492010, MP, India e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: School of Studies in Chemistry, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492010, MP, India 3: Analytical Chemistry, Material Science Department, Technical University, Petersenstr.23, 64287-Darmstadt, Germany
Publication date: 2001-08-01