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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 6
Measurement of heavy metals in River Kabul at Khairabad Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sehrish Khudadad, Khalid Pervaiz, Syed Zain Ul Abideen Ali, Muhammad Junaid Maqsood, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Aziz-ud-Din and Yasir Ihtesham

The present investigation examined the heavy metals concentration of River Kabul at Khairabad water. The samples were divided into groups namely: Upstream, Mid-Point and Downstream. These samples were analyzed for heavy metals using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The mean concentration computed for borehole water samples were Zn 1.5-1.59 ppm; Cu 1.15-1.94 ppm; Cd 0.02-0.05 ppm; Pb 0.15-0.73 ppm; Cr 0.01-0.02 ppm and Mn 0.07-0.21 ppm respectively. In the present investigation Cu and Pb were above the permissible limits while the remaining heavy metals were in limits. The present study recommends that the water should be treated for both heavy metals before consumption.
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How to cite this article:
Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sehrish Khudadad, Khalid Pervaiz, Syed Zain Ul Abideen Ali, Muhammad Junaid Maqsood, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Aziz-ud-Din, Yasir Ihtesham. Measurement of heavy metals in River Kabul at Khairabad Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(6):2263-2265.
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