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Metal levels in some refuse dump soils and plants in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Agyarko, K.
dc.contributor.author Darteh, E.
dc.contributor.author Berlinger, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-29T10:16:18Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-29T10:16:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/419
dc.description Published in Plant, Soil and Environment en_US
dc.description.abstract Concentrations of Cd, Hg, Pb, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Mo and As were determined in soils and leaves of plants from refuse dumpsites and background soils in two cities, a municipality and a rural community in Ghana, using a Thermo Finnigan Element 2 high resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric (HR-ICP-MS) instrument. The refuse dump soils were classified between 'Uncontaminated to Moderate' and 'Strongly Contaminated'. Pollution levels for Cd (Igeo = 2.06-2.40) and Zn (Igeo = 2.95-3.36) were higher than of the other metals. The refuse dump soil from the rural community was the least polluted with the metals. Fe and Ni loads in plants from the refuse dump soils in the cities and the municipality were beyond the normal ranges of 40-500 ?g/g (Fe) and 0.02-5.00 ?g/g (Ni). Transfer ratios for Cd, Hg, Cu, Zn and Pb and Fe of plants from the background soils were higher than those from the refuse dump soils, which might be due to the higher levels of organic matter, pH, phosphate, Ca and Mg in the refuse dump soils. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Geoaccumulation index(Igeo) en_US
dc.subject Metal en_US
dc.subject Refuse dump soil en_US
dc.subject Transfer ratio en_US
dc.title Metal levels in some refuse dump soils and plants in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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