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World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2013, 1(4), 59-62
DOI: 10.12691/wjac-1-4-3
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Impact Assessment of Contamination Pattern of Solid Waste Dumpsites Soil: A Comparative Study of Bauchi Metropolis

D. S. Buteh1, I.Y. Chindo1, , E. O. Ekanem1 and E. M. Williams1

1Chemistry Programme, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

Pub. Date: September 16, 2013

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D. S. Buteh, I.Y. Chindo, E. O. Ekanem and E. M. Williams. Impact Assessment of Contamination Pattern of Solid Waste Dumpsites Soil: A Comparative Study of Bauchi Metropolis. World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2013; 1(4):59-62. doi: 10.12691/wjac-1-4-3


Soils samples from four different dumpsites namely Makama Housing Estate (MHE), Gwallaga (GW), Rafin Makaranta (RM), and Yelwa Makaranta (YM) in Bauchi metropolis were collected and analysed for some heavy metals (Cr, Cd, Pb and Cu) using complexometric method. The results of the analyses showed that the four dumpsites have the following range of mean concentrations: Cd 0.21-1.21 mg/kg; Cr 5.04-8.31 mg/kg; Pb 4.31-10.63 mg/kg and Cu 0.79-2.07 mg/kg. The dumpsite soils were significantly different from those obtained from control sites. The contamination intensities of chromium and lead pollution were strong at Rafin Makaranta using geoaccumulation classification. These may suggested that solid waste dumpsite contributes to heavy metals contamination of the environment.

complexometric method geoaccumulation classification dumpsites contamination Bauchi

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