Heavy Metals Concentrations in Groundwater Used for Irrigation

Hassan Taghipour, Mohammad Mosaferi, Mojtaba Pourakbar & Feridoun Armanfar
Background: The main objective of this study was characterization of selected heavy metals concentrations (Lead, cadmium, copper, zinc, nickel and chromium) in groundwater used for ir¬rigation in Tabriz City's countryside. Methods: After consulting with the experts of agriculture department and site survey, 38 irriga¬tion water samples were taken from different farms (34 wells) without primary coordination with farm owners. All of samples were acidified to achieve pH≈2 and then were concentrated from 10 to 1...