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Assessment of the Levels of Fe, Ni and Cu in Soil along the Bank of River Kaduna, Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Applied Science, College of Science and Technology, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, NIGERIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 38-42, December,2 (2013)


The concentrations of Fe, Ni and Cu in soil samples along the Bank of River Kaduna, Nigeria were investigated using Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) techniques. The results indicated that the mean concentration of Fe, Ni and Cu re 30,420 ± 70.0, 32.4 ± 6.4 and 11.2 ± 3.8 mg/kg respectively the mean values obtained in this study are below the world average of 38,000, 40 and 30 mg/kg for Fe, Ni and Cu respectively and are within the common ranges of 7,000 550,000, 5-500 and 2-100 mg/kg for Fe, Ni and Cu respectively.


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