Municipal Solid Waste And Trace Metal Concentrations in Soils And Underground Water of The Abuja Municipality

ABSTRACT

The levels of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in soils of municipal solid waste and ground water within the Abuja municipality was determined. The flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry was used to determine the metals. The aqua reqia extraction method was used to extract metals from the soils. The average concentration of metals in the soil samples were Cd = 4.3 J..Lgg-1 dry weight (2.4-5.9 J..Lgg-1 dry weight), Cu = 12.4 J.!gg-1 dry weight (3.4 - 19.9 J.!gg-1 dry weight) Ni = 8.3J..Lgg-1 dry weight (3.3-5.1J..Lgg-1 dry weight), Pb=186.3J..Lgg-1 dry weight (73.0-301.6J.tgg-1 dry weight), and Zn = 32.2J..Lgg-1 dry weight (6.7-87.01-lgg-1 dry weight). The concentration order in the soils is Pb>Zn>Cu>Ni>Cd. The metal levels in the ground water were generally low. Soil samples collected with distances from the dumpsites (Area dumping, and Gwarinpa Phase II) showed an increase in concentration of metals with increased in distance to the sites, with the exception of Cu and Ni. The study would serve as a baseline for future studies. 

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APA

ABDULLAH!, N (2021). Municipal Solid Waste And Trace Metal Concentrations in Soils And Underground Water of The Abuja Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/municipal-solid-waste-and-trace-metal-concentrations-in-soils-and-underground-water-of-the-abuja-municipality

MLA 8th

ABDULLAH!, NURUDDEEN "Municipal Solid Waste And Trace Metal Concentrations in Soils And Underground Water of The Abuja Municipality" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/municipal-solid-waste-and-trace-metal-concentrations-in-soils-and-underground-water-of-the-abuja-municipality. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

ABDULLAH!, NURUDDEEN . "Municipal Solid Waste And Trace Metal Concentrations in Soils And Underground Water of The Abuja Municipality". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/municipal-solid-waste-and-trace-metal-concentrations-in-soils-and-underground-water-of-the-abuja-municipality >.

Chicago

ABDULLAH!, NURUDDEEN . "Municipal Solid Waste And Trace Metal Concentrations in Soils And Underground Water of The Abuja Municipality" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/municipal-solid-waste-and-trace-metal-concentrations-in-soils-and-underground-water-of-the-abuja-municipality