Assessment Of Heavy Metals; Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd) And Mercury (Hg) Concentration In Amaenyi Dumpsite Awka
  • Author(s): Omaka Onyekachi ; Ileoegbunam Gerald Onyeka ; Ebere Sarah Chukwu ; Ikenna Odezuligbo Emmanuel ; Nwankwo Elizabeth Uzoamaka
  • Paper ID: 1701977
  • Page: 41-53
  • Published Date: 11-03-2020
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 3 Issue 9 March-2020
Abstract

The study investigated Assessment of heavy metals; lead (pb), cadmium (cd) and mercury (hg) concentration/load in Amaenyi Dumpsite Awka. The sample was collected and analysed digested and analysed in the laboratory. The Analysis of the samples shows that the samples contain heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury, and lead and high in concentration. This concentration of the heavy metal is higher than W.H.O approved limited of heavy metal in soil samples. Therefore, the study recommended that Designated places should be used as dumpsites and indiscriminate marking of dumpsites be discouraged. Dumpsites should be treated before use especially for cultivation and people living around these dumpsites should stop farming on or around them as well as designated places should be used as dumpsites.

Keywords

Heavy Metal and Dump sites

Citations

IRE Journals:
Omaka Onyekachi , Ileoegbunam Gerald Onyeka , Ebere Sarah Chukwu , Ikenna Odezuligbo Emmanuel , Nwankwo Elizabeth Uzoamaka "Assessment Of Heavy Metals; Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd) And Mercury (Hg) Concentration In Amaenyi Dumpsite Awka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 9 2020 Page 41-53

IEEE:
Omaka Onyekachi , Ileoegbunam Gerald Onyeka , Ebere Sarah Chukwu , Ikenna Odezuligbo Emmanuel , Nwankwo Elizabeth Uzoamaka "Assessment Of Heavy Metals; Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd) And Mercury (Hg) Concentration In Amaenyi Dumpsite Awka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(9)