Determination of Some Selected Trace and Alkaline Earth Metals in Soil and Plant Around Rural Bathrooms in Some Selected Communities in ESAN West Local Government Area of Edo State

Authors : Irabor Godwin Eromosele; Inetianbor Oseghale Cyril

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 11 - November

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This study investigated the concentrations of some selected trace and alkaline earth metals (Na, K, Mg, Cu, Fe and Zn) in soil and plant around rural bathroomslocated around Ambrose Alli University, hostel (AAU hostel) Ekpoma, Ujemen and Idumebo villages, all in Esan West Local Government Area, Edo State Nigeria. The ranges of metal concentration in the soil analysed were also recorded. The results showed that the concentration of the metals analysed were below the WHO/FAO and EU guideline standards. Pearson Correlation Coefficient, r, gave a positive correlations between the soil and plant for all the metals analysed expect for Zn. The study revealed that metal poison could result from bioaccumulation of these metals. Also, bioconcentration factor for all the metals analysed show that the plant can be used for phytoremediation purposes.

Keywords : Alkaline earth metals, Biocentration factor, Concentration, Talinum triangulare, Phytoremediation.


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