Assessment of Fe, Zn, Cu, Cr, Cu and Pb Content of Water from Dadi-Kowa River at Gombe State, Nigeria
Ogidi A Ogidi* and Bertha Abdu Danja
Department of Chemical Sciences, Federal University of Kashere, Gombe state
*Corresponding Author: Ogidi A Ogidi, Department of Chemical Sciences, Federal University of Kashere, Gombe state.
Published: March 30, 2023
The metals content of water from Dadi Kowa river at Gombe state, Nigeria were analyzed using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The result shows the metal content of samples as follows, Fe (0.582±0.131 mg/L), Zn (0.467±0.095 mg/L), Cu(0.153± 0.018 mg/L), Cd, Cr and Pb were below the detection limit. The mean values for some physiochemical parameters of the water samples are; temperature (27.80±0.8 °C), pH (6.4±0.3), TS (332.28 ± 19.64 mg/L), TSS (76.28±10.96 mg/L), TDS (256.17±21.64 mg/L), the concentrations of heavy metals in water samples were less than the permissible limit set by WHO.
Keywords: Heavy Metals; Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer; Water; River