COPPER, IRON, LEAD AND NICKEL ACCUMULATION BY FUNARIA HYGROMETRICA IN INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF KANO-MUNICIPALITY, KANO-NIGERIA

J. T. AYODELE, S. M. BATAGARAWA

Abstract


Metal concentrations (Cu, Fe, Pb and Ni) were determined in fun aria hygrometric a collected from industrial and adjacent residential areas of Kano-Nigeria using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with an air acetylene flame. These areas   have been modified by the increase of industrial activities and extensive road net work. The  mean concentration  of  these  elements in the zones  ranged between 0.13_ 0.14µgg-1 in  Ni  to 2.17-105.01µgg-1 for lead; 52.51-151.67µgg-1 for  iron and3.56-4.51µgg-1  for copper. Their varying concentrations may be due to their prevalence in the industrial and residential areas of the municipality.


Keywords


Funaria hygrometrica, trace metal bioaccumulation, industrial, residential

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