Characterization of Dumpsite Soil: Case Study of Ado – Ekiti and Ijero Ekiti Nigeria

Ogunmodede, O.T and Ajayi, O. O. and Amoo, I.A. and Adewole, E. (2013) Characterization of Dumpsite Soil: Case Study of Ado – Ekiti and Ijero Ekiti Nigeria. IOSR Journal Of Environmental Science, Toxicology And Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), 3 (6). pp. 43-50. ISSN 2319-2402

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Study on the elemental composition of soils at dumpsites was conducted by analyzing samples of soil at different dumpsites located within Ado-Ekiti and Ijero Ekiti, South Western Nigeria. The samples were analysed for the concentration of Pb, Ni, Nn, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn, organic matter and silt + clay: control soil samples were taken away from the dumpsites. The result of the analysis shows a significant difference between the concentration of these elements in the dumpsites and control (P < 0.05). Correlations between them were negative in some cases and positive in some cases. Coliform bacteria such as Bacillus Megatarium, Chromatium Violasceus, bacillus substilis, Klebsiella Rhinosederomalis, Kurthia Zopfi, Clostridium Spirogenes, Bacillus Lichenifermis, Xanthomas fraganie, Bacillus cereus were present in the soil. The moderately high concentrations of heavy metal in dumpsites and microbial present likely indicated that the environmental quality has been significantly affected hence remediation processes were suggested

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dumpsite, Heavy metals, Bacterial, Toxicity, Environment
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 12:01

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