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Table 8 Potential ecological risk assessment of heavy metals in sediments samples collected from the Birim River

From: Hydrochemical characteristics of surface water and ecological risk assessment of sediments from settlements within the Birim River basin in Ghana

Community \(E_{f}^{i}\) RI
Pb Cd Zn As
Apapam 2.62 120.95 0.08 0.80 124.45
Adukrom 2.14 160.42 0.10 0.95 163.61
Kibi 2.45 124.89 0.11 0.85 128.31
Bunso 2.52 156.47 0.14 1.40 160.54
Nsutam 3.20 148.50 0.07 0.55 152.32
Nsuapemso 1.93 140.68 0.17 1.25 144.03
Osino 2.14 140.68 0.08 0.55 143.06
Ankaase 2.52 128.76 0.18 1.10 132.56
Mampong 2.27 140.68 0.15 0.75 143.58
Anyinam 2.73 97.26 0.14 0.95 101.09
Mean 2.45 135.93 0.12 0.92 139.36