Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015, Page: 153-157
Physico-Chemical and Heavy Metal Analyses of Some Ground Water in Bunza, North Western, Nigeria
Cosmas Elinge, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry Kebbi State, University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
Hassan Abdulaziz Muhammed, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry Kebbi State, University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
Israel Obaroh, Department of Biological Sciences Kebbi State, University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
Received: Jul. 27, 2015;       Accepted: Aug. 6, 2015;       Published: Aug. 14, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.20150304.12      View  3433      Downloads  78
Abstract
Water contaminants such as chemicals, household waste or microorganism are known to be dangerous to human health and other living organism, thus the basis for this study. The physico-chemical parameters and heavy metal contents of four different well water in Bunza, North Western Nigeria were analyzed. The pH of the well waters ranged from 4.31 - 5.9, Magnesium and Calcium content of the well water ranged from 4.54 - 5.40 and 53.58 - 66.42 mg/L, Cadmium content of the well waters ranged from 0.017 - 0.021 mg/l, the pH values and Calcium content obtained falls below the permissible limit of 6.50 - 9.00 and 150 - 200 mg/l respectively as given by WHO, while the Cadmium content was observed to be higher than the permissible limit (0.003 mg/L). This study infers that well water in the studied area may not be safe for human and animal consumption
Keywords
Contaminant, Heavy Metal, Well, Concentrations, Hazardous
To cite this article
Cosmas Elinge, Hassan Abdulaziz Muhammed, Israel Obaroh, Physico-Chemical and Heavy Metal Analyses of Some Ground Water in Bunza, North Western, Nigeria, American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 153-157. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20150304.12
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