Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)

ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION LEVEL IN SOIL SAMPLES FROM POWER TRANSFORMERS IN SELECTED PARTS OF IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

May 20, 2024 Posted by AqilZ In Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)

ABSTRACT

ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION LEVEL IN SOIL SAMPLES FROM POWER TRANSFORMERS IN SELECTED PARTS OF IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Journal: Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)

Author: Oduola Ademola Basit, Otobrise Henry, Adeniyi Samuel Olukayode, Akinola Sodiq Olawale

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

DOI: 10.26480/ees.02.2024.62.66

Trace elements with bio-importance are presence in some heavy metals but adverse effects of these elements called for concern in human system. Hence, the parameters involved must be put into consideration, such as the environment, health effects, and concentrations. The occurrences of the substance to our immediate environment, leaching processing, and their sources must be known. It is generally known that these substances are input into our immediate environment by both natural and anthropogenic means. The substance are imported into the subsurface water, flowing through water directions and finally depositing in the aquifer, or transported by erosion and end up in water and subsequently soil pollution. Heavy metals concentration level presence in soil samples from transformer oil was determined in Sango and Orita-Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria using Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP). The heavy metals determined were: (Pd, Ni, Cd, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, Ca, Co, K, Mg, Na, and Cr). It was affirmed from the results that some high level of heavy metals concentration from the transformer sites differs from one another, as a result of heavy metals content in the transformer oil released to the surrounding soil, while the analysis of some samples shows that the heavy metals fall below the detection limit or absent.

Pages 62-66
Year 2024
Issue 2
Volume 8

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