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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2014, 2(3), 42-47
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-2-3-3
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Detection of Copper and Zinc (Heavy Metals) in Water of Lake Chamo, Arbaminch Ethiopia

Belay Tafa1, and Eshete Assefa2

1Chemistry Deparment, Arbaminch Univrsity

2Biology Deparment, Arbaminch Univrsity

Pub. Date: November 02, 2014

Cite this paper:
Belay Tafa and Eshete Assefa. Detection of Copper and Zinc (Heavy Metals) in Water of Lake Chamo, Arbaminch Ethiopia. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2014; 2(3):42-47. doi: 10.12691/wjce-2-3-3

Abstract

This study, detection of copper and Zinc (heavy metals) in water of Lake Chamo, was done from July, 2011 to April, 2012. The water was taken from three different sites of the lake in July, October, January and April (in four different seasons) and analysis of phsico-chemical parameters and copper and zinc ions content of the lake water were done. When physical and chemical parameters compared with the previous studies, it is found that most of these parameters were higher than the recommended standards and this affect the biota in the studied area and form a public health problem.

Keywords:
heavy metals Lake Chemo

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