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Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils near Siddheshwar Dam Maharashtra, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Earth Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Vishnupuri, Nanded MS, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (1), Pages 6-9, January,18 (2013)


The accumulation of heavy metals such as iron, chromium, zinc and manganese in soil has been an interesting and an important research thrust. A study was conducted to investigate to study accumulation of heavy metals in soil samples collected from the surface of the soil near Siddheshwar dam area in Hingoli, Maharashtra. The concentration of these metals was determined by UV-spectrophotometer. The concentration of heavy metals was found to be below the permissible range. The physico-chemical characteristics like temperature, electrical conductivity, and water holding capacity, soil moisture, pH, chloride, Fluoride, organic carbon, organic matter, alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium were also been studied. These parameters have been detected by standard methods.


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