05Nov 2018

HEAVY METAL CONTENT OF AGRICULTURAL SOILS AT PINDIGA, AKKO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF GOMBE STATE, NIGERIA.

  • Department of Chemical Sciences, Federal University of Kashere, Gombe state, Nigeria.
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The concentrations of heavy metals in agricultural soils at Pindiga, Ako LGA, Gombe, were determined using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The mean concentrations of heavy metals in soil samples are as follows, Fe (21.31 mg/Kg), Zn (0.20 mg/Kg), Cd(1.58 mg/Kg),Cr(2.3mg/Kg) and Pb (36.10 mg/Kg). The concentration of heavy metals in samples increased in the following order, Fe > Pb > Cr > Cd > Zn. The mean values for some physiochemical parameters of the water samples are; pH (5.7), moisture (36.1), the concentrations of heavy metals in water samples were less than the permissible limits for heavy metals in soils set by USEPA / WHO.


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[Ogidi A. Ogidi, Danja B.A., Sanusi K.A. Hammashi H. Lodma, Nathaniel Sunday Samuel, Abdurrahman Abubakar, And Nasiru Aminu Rano. (2018); HEAVY METAL CONTENT OF AGRICULTURAL SOILS AT PINDIGA, AKKO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF GOMBE STATE, NIGERIA. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 6 (11). 223-233] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Mr. Ogidi Adam Ogidi


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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/7990       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/7990


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