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Variation In Topsoil Electrcial Resistivity With Chromium Concentration

Volume 2 - Issue 4, April 2018 Edition
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Arowosere, F.O., Jonah, A.G., Akintade, S.A., Akawu, P.I., Jakheng, W.E., Abdulwahab, S.
Voltmeter, Ammeter, Long copper wire, Circular copper plate of different diameter with small hole at the centre, Hose of various lengths, Cross sectional copper wire, connecting wire, Clamp.
This study is focused at variation in topsoil electrical resistivity with chromium concentration in NILEST samaru Zaria with an objective to propose adequate disposal method. The study focused on articulating the soil, sampling and assessing contaminated soil and uncontaminated soil, determining and comparing the soil characteristics of the contaminated and uncontaminated soil. The sample were collected in the institute and it was carried out in institute of agricultural research (I A R) A B U Zaria on soil PH and soil electrical resistivity. The result shows that there was a change in the PH level of the soil which was mostly alkaline to become acidic as a result of heavy metals. The result shows that they is increase in soil electrical resistivity 80%.Thus soil physical and general properties of soil leading to poor growth and death of living organisms. It is recommended that the tanneries and textile industries should developed a highly efficient method of treating chromium and other pollutant present to ensure that effluent are within the FEPA standard discharging in to the environment.
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