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Level Of Some Heavy Metals In River Ogun, Nigeria

Sanyaolu, O.P. and Williams, Akan B. and Inegbenebor, A. I. Level Of Some Heavy Metals In River Ogun, Nigeria. In: Proceedings of 3ThAnnuallnternatiana/ Conference of Chemica/Society of Nigeria (CSN).

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The levels of some heavy metals in River Ogun were investigated using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer '' (AAS). Metals analyzed were Cd, Co, Cu, Cr. Fe, Mn, Pb and Zn; in order to know how healthy the medium for human consumption is. The results showed that the mean concentration of these heavy metals were 1.14 mg [1 cadmium, 1.11 mg [ 1 cobalt, 0. 32 mg [1 for copper, 0. 77 mg [ 1 chromium, 20.54 mg [ 1 iron, 2. 45 mg [1 manganese, 3.53 mg [1 lead and 1.61 mg [ 1 zinc. These results were compared with the WHO standard guidelines; and discharge of untreated industrial wastes and occupational wastes from dyeing activities, into the river responsible the level of pollution of River Ogun.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metals, River Ogun, untreated wastes and pollution
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 14:48

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