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
Issue: 2019 Volume 14, no.1
Pages: 54-60
Keywords:

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


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2018.544

Abstract (PDF) 
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 that the soil was strongly contaminated by lead, and extremely contaminated by cadmium at some of the sampling points. The activities at the mechanic village in this area significantly affected the accumulation of these heavy metals and immediate soil remediation has been recommended.


 


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