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Table 11 Comparison of indices calculated for Akcay River with samples from different regions in terms of mean values

From: Data analysis of heavy metal content in riverwater: multivariate statistical analysis and inequality expressions

Indices Locations As Ba Cr Cu Fe Mn Ni Pb Zn Sr Ref.
Contamination Factor Akcay River 0.1448 0.055633 0.165924 0.000974 0.463312 0.066599 0.03491 0.0248 0.005445 53.67085 This study
Badovci Lake 0.83 0.9 2.75 1.69    8.71 1.92 0.87   [35]
Uzunçayır Dam Lake 5.04   1.08 0.65    3.49 0.56 0.66   [52]
Silesian Basin            [53]
Viroi Lake            [54]
Kumluca River 0.080886 0.023564 0.012691 0.001082 0.281407 0.143824 0.125396 0.082435 0.032 18.82997 [54]
Enrichment Factor Akcay River 0.312532 0.120077 0.358125 0.002103 1 0.143745 0.075349 0.053528 0.011752 115.8416 This study
Badovci Lake 17.83 0.84 10.92 8.25    22.64 38.53 6.95   [35]
Uzunçayır Dam Lake 0   1.61 0.96    5.27 0.83 0.97   [55]
Silesian Basin 15 1.08 2.11 10.64    4.75 87.22 47.04   [53]
Viroi Lake    1.016 2.15    4.51 3.5    [54]
Kumluca River 0.174582 0.050861 0.027393 0.002336 0.607381 0.310426 0.270652 0.177926 0.023176 40.642016 [20]
Index of Geoaccumulation Akcay River −3.37283 −4.75287 −3.17637 −10.5884 −1.69491 −4.49333 −5.42518 −5.91848 −8.10581 5.161104 This study
Badovci Lake 0.167 0.181 0.55 0.34    1.75 1.3 0.177   [53]
Uzunçayır Dam Lake            [52]
Silesian Basin 0.0–5.20 1.55–3.72 2.35–3.91 0.0–3.73    0.28–3.17 0.55–5.18 2.60–6.63   [53]
Viroi Lake    0.56 0.73    1.59 1.22    [54]
Kumluca River −4.21293 −5.99221 −6.88497 −10.4369 −2.41423 −3.38258 −3.5804 −4.18556 −7.12616 3.649996 [20]