• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2013, Volume: 6, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Concentrations of Some Trace Elements in Surface and Groundwater Resources in Agepanu and Environs, Edo State, Nigeria


Concentrations of some trace elements such as Zn, Pb, Cr, Cd, Ni and Cu in surface and ground water in Agepanu and environs were evaluated after acid digestion by atomic absorption spectrophotmetry. The concentrations of the elements ranged from 0.084 – 0104 mgl-1 for Zn; 0.007 – 0.087 mgl-1 for Cr, less than 0.002 mgl-1 for Pb, 0.075 – 0.099 mgl-1 for Cu ; less than 0.05 mgl-1 for Cd and less than 0.002 mgl-1 for Ni. The concentrations of the examined elements were below the WHO, FMEV safe limits in surface and groundwater except for chromium which was slightly higher than the safe limit in Afiangbe.
Keywords: Trace Elements, Concentrations, Safe Limit, Agepanu, Groundwater.


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