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Measurements of Physiochemical Parameters and Trace Element Concentration of Rock Samples in Ogun State

Usikalu, M.R. and Akinpelu, A. and Lucky-Fiakpa, O. and Nmoma, J. and Ichoku, E. (2021) Measurements of Physiochemical Parameters and Trace Element Concentration of Rock Samples in Ogun State. In: 4th International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2021, Online.

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Trace elements occur in tiny quantities but detectatble, in minerals and rocks. They are always less than 1% of the all the minerals. When trace elements’ concentration is low, they become beneficial and aids growth an metabolism but when present at high concentrations begin to pose health risks. This paper aimed at investigating and analyzing the pH, electrical conductivity,and trace element concentrations in the rocks samples collected from twenty local government headquarters of Ogun state, using a pH meter, an atomic absorption spectrometer and an electrical conductivity meter,respectively.The measured pH ranged between 6.63 to7.34, which suggests that the rocks in these areas are neutral. The electrical conductivity estimated varied between 46.3 and 598μScm-1, with Ewekoro having the highest conductivity, which may be due to the accumulation of limestone in this area. It was noticed that all the elements were present in minute quantities except iron (Fe), which was present in high concentration that exceeded the recommended value. It was thenconcluded that the rocks in the study area are neutral and contain a high concentration of iron.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physico-chemical, Rocks, Dose, Trace element, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, pH.
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 10:50
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 10:50

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