Lead Concentration in Dust Fall in Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchistan Province, Iran

Sara Abdollahi, Akram Karimi, Meysam Madadi, Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari, Saeid Eslamian, Vijay P. Singh


Dust is one of the atmospheric pollutants that has adverse environmental effects and consequences. Dust fall contains particles of 100 microns and smaller which fall from the atmosphere onto the earth surface. The aim of this study is to determine the concentration of lead in dust fall samples in order to study the pollution level of this element in Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchistan Province, Iran. Therefore, sampling was carried out using 30 marble dust collectors (MDCO) for 3 months in the spring of 2015 to investigate the quantitative variation and spatial analysis of lead content in dust fall. These dust collectors were placed at 30 stations on the buildings' roofs with a height of approximately 1.5 meters across the city. According to the results, the mean lead concentration in the spring was 90.16 mg/kg. In addition, the zoning map of lead content shows that the lowest level of lead was measured at Imam Khomeini station, while Mostafa Khomeini station had the highest amount of lead.


Dust Fall; Heavymetals; Pollution; Zahedan

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