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Assessment of some atmospheric heavy metals in selected sites within Baghdad city

Authors: Abdul Hameed M.J Al-Obaidy --- Noor H. Hamza --- Eman Shakir --- Athmar A.M. Al-Mashhady
Journal: Mesopotamia Environmental Journal بيئة وادي الرافدين ISSN: 24102598 Year: 2016 Volume: 2 Issue: 3 Pages: 42-46
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

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Atmospheric wet depositions have distinct characteristics in terms of associated pollutant types and influential parameters. This paper discusses the concentration of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd and Ni) in selected urban areas for wet depositions. Wet deposition samples, which are represented as rainwater collected from October 2013 through April 2014. The results indicated that industrial area exhibits the higher mean concentrations of Cd, Ni and Pb. Overall results imply that important anthropogenic sources are likely the most sources of heavy metals in this region.

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