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Studies on the Mobility of the Heavy Metals in the River Ganga at Mirzapur

Author(s): N. P. Mishra, G. S. Tripathi and B. K. Singh

Contaminated water sample were collected from five different sites of the river Ganga in Mirzapur District between Chunar and Adalpura. The quantitative estimation of Cu, Fe, Zn, Pb and Ni was carried out for a period of 12 months. The metal ion contribution were found higher in sediments (contaminated sample) than water samples. Pb and Ni were detected only in the sediment of midstream. The increased level of metals might be due to adsorption of cations by organize matter as a result of negative charge of colloids and sedimentation.

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