Heavy metals in water, sediments, fish and plants of river Hindon, U.P., India

Abstract

We analysed the concentrations of Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn in the water, sediments, fish and plants of the River Hindon, U.P., India, at seven sampling stations, in the year 1982. Considerable variation in concentration between water, sediments, fish and plants were noted. The concentration in the water was in the order Fe > Zn > Cr > Mn > Cu > Pb > Ni > Co > Cd, in the sediments, Fe > Mn > Zn > Ni > Cr > - Co > Cu > Pb > Cd; in a fish (Heteropnuestes fossilis) Fe > Zn > Mn > Pb > Ni > Co > Cu > Cd > Cr, and in a plant (Eicchornia crassipes) Fe > Mn > Zn > Ni > Cu > Cr > Pb > Co > Cd.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00008401

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@article{Ajmal2004HeavyMI, title={Heavy metals in water, sediments, fish and plants of river Hindon, U.P., India}, author={Mohammad Rehan Ajmal and Raziuddin and Ahsan Ullah Khan}, journal={Hydrobiologia}, year={2004}, volume={148}, pages={151-157} }