World Journal of Applied Chemistry

Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2019

  • Total and Chemical Speciation Analyses of Potential Toxic Metals in Refuse Dumpsite Soils

    Odunayo Timothy Ore, Godswill Ehimengbale Akhigbe, Abiodun Odunlami Adegunwa, Emmanuel Oladimeji Olalekan, Dayo Abiodun Ayeni, Olamide Mary Omirin, Philomena Ebunoluwa Adebiyi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 19-29
    Received: 28 August 2019
    Accepted: 16 September 2019
    Published: 26 September 2019
    Abstract: Potential toxic metals (Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd, Cr, Ni and Fe) concentrations in two selected refuse dumpsites (Apollo and Tonkere) soils in Ile-Ife, Nigeria were determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry to assess the pollution status of the areas. Control soils were also collected from areas with little or no anthropogenic inputs. Potential toxic m... Show More