Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Technology

EFFECT OF ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES ON SOIL IN AWKA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE

ABSTRACT The study evaluated the effect of anthropogenic activities on the physico-chemical properties of soils of Awka South, LGA, Anambra state, Southeastern Nigeria. Triplicate soil samples were collected from three (3) soil depths (0-15cm, 15-30 cm and 30-45 cm) in four land use types; sand mining, play ground, arable land and forest land of Agu Awka, Amowbia, Okpuno and Ifite respectively. Physico-chemical properties and heavy metals concentration of the soils were analyzed usi...

Bioaccumulation of Some Heavy Metals in Tissues of The African Cat-Fish Clarias gariepinus From Selected Markets in Delta State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The increasing rate of consumption of the common African catfish, Clarias gariepinus, a popular delicacy in Delta State, Nigeria has raised worries about the safety of health of consumers in the face of perceived increasing input of recalcitrant pollutants such as the heavy metals in the aquatic habitats of the organism. This research therefore investigated the bioaccumulation of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn, Co) in the muscle and brain tissues of the catfish, C. gariepinu...