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Quantitative Changes in Soil Properties and Plant Uptake of Metals on Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsite in Nigeria

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In this work concentrations of Cd, Pb, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn and Mn were determined in soils and plants from refuse dumpsites in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. The refuse dump soils were evaluation using contamination/pollution factor (C/P), Enrichment factor (EF), Index of Geoaccumulation (Igeo) and Pollution load index were calculated. The observation suggests high C/P values of the dump soil are polluted by Cd, Cr and Ni acts as a sink for heavy metals contributed from anthropogenic sources in the study area. C/P data, EF, PLI and (Igeo) indicated that these heavy metals originate from anthropogenic sources. Fe and Ni loads in plants from the refuse dump soils pronounced maximum concentration than Nigeria guideline. Transfer ratios for Cd, Co, Cu, Zn, Pb and Fe of plants from the control soils were higher than those from the refuse dump soils.


International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 52)
O.T. Ogunmodede et al., "Quantitative Changes in Soil Properties and Plant Uptake of Metals on Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsite in Nigeria", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 52, pp. 152-162, 2015
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Jun 2015

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