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Nickel contamination of the environment

Author Affiliations

  • 1National Institute of Technology, Raipur-492010, CG, India
  • 2National Institute of Technology, Raipur-492010, CG, India
  • 3Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg-491001, CG, India
  • 4Bhilai Institute of Technology, Raipur-493661, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 7, Issue (10), Pages 21-25, October,18 (2017)


Nickel (Ni) and its compounds are being released in the environment regularly. Nickel and its compounds can be found in earth crust, windblown dust, volcanic eruptions as natural sources and many in anthropogenic sources. There are many sources responsible for the nickel emission to atmosphere. Nickel and its compounds are used in various industrial and consumer products therefore the presence of Ni can be found in almost all the environmental matrices. Nickel fumes and some volatile compounds of nickel make it an important occupational pollutant. Nickel and its compounds are known human carcinogens. This paper has made an effort to summarize the various aspects of nickel contamination of environment.


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