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Geostatistical exploration of dataset assessing the heavy metal contamination in Ewekoro limestone, Southwestern Nigeria

Oyeyemi , Kehinde D. and Aizebeokhai, A. P. (2017) Geostatistical exploration of dataset assessing the heavy metal contamination in Ewekoro limestone, Southwestern Nigeria. Data in Brief, 14. pp. 110-117.

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Abstract

The dataset for this article contains geostatistical analysis of heavy metals contamination from limestone samples collected from Ewekoro Formation in the eastern Dahomey basin, Ogun State Nigeria. The samples were manually collected and analysed using Microwave Plasma Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (MPAS). Analysis of the twenty different samples showed different levels of heavy metals concentration. The analysed nine elements are Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, Cobalt, Chromium, Nickel, Lead, Vanadium and Zinc. Descriptive statistics was used to explore the heavy metal concentrations individually. Pearson, Kendall tau and Spearman rho correlation coefficients was used to establish the relationships among the elements and the analysis of variance showed that there is a significant difference in the mean distribution of the heavy metals concentration within and between the groups of the 20 samples analysed. The dataset can provide insights into the health implications of the contaminants especially when the mean concentration levels of the heavy metals are compared with recommended regulatory limit concentration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mr. K. D. Oyeyemi
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2018 07:17
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 07:17
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10926

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