Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Page: 73-76
Assessment of Heavy Metals Concentration in Ground Water from Various Locations of Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State
Sadiq Abdurrahman Abubakar Shawai, Department of Chemistry, School of Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Muhammad Sani Nahannu, Department of Chemistry, School of Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Halima Ibrahim Mukhtar, Department of Biology, School of Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Adamu Idris, Department of Chemistry, School of Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Idris Imam Abdullahi, Department of Biology, School of Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Received: Mar. 7, 2017;       Accepted: Jun. 1, 2017;       Published: Oct. 24, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.am.20170605.14      View  2071      Downloads  95
Abstract
The purpose of this research is to assess the level of some heavy metals in ground water samples from Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano state. Water samples were collected from ten point designated as A1-A10 for the assessment of heavy metals. The levels of heavy metals in the water sample were determined using atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The concentrations of Cd, Cr, Pb and Zn in the water sample are within the maximum contaminant level set by Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) and World Health Organization (WHO) except for lead in point A1 and A4.
Keywords
Heavy Metals, Ground Water, Gezawa, Assessment Water Samples
To cite this article
Sadiq Abdurrahman Abubakar Shawai, Muhammad Sani Nahannu, Halima Ibrahim Mukhtar, Adamu Idris, Idris Imam Abdullahi, Assessment of Heavy Metals Concentration in Ground Water from Various Locations of Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, Advances in Materials. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 73-76. doi: 10.11648/j.am.20170605.14
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