Chemistry Journal of Moldova

ASSESSMENT AND MODELING OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION OF SOIL WITHIN RECLAIMED AUTO REPAIR WORKSHOPS IN ORJI, IMO STATE NIGERIA

Author(s):

Chidi Edbert Duru


Field: Ecological chemistry
Type: Research paper
Pages:
Keywords:

mechanic village, heavy metal, degree of contamination, index of geo-accumulation.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2018.544
 
Graphical Abstract: Toxic heavy metals within a reclaimed section of the Orji mechanic village in Nigeria were determined using X-ray fluorescence and atomic adsorption spectrophotometric methods. The data were analyzed using geo-statistical techniques. Results showed high degree of contamination by cadmium and arsenic, and strong to extreme contamination by lead and cadmium.