Parameter
mg/I
Point 1 Point 2 Point 3
Water Mean ± SD Sediment Mean ± SD Water Mean ± SD Sediment Mean ± SD Water Mean ± SD Sediment Mean ± SD
Fe 0.22 ± 0.002 0.30 ± 0.001 0.16 ± 0.002 0.38 ± 0.002 0.27 ± 0.001 0.28 ± 0.002
Cr 0.17 ± 0.001 0.29 ± 0.001 0.15 ± 0.01 0.29 ± 0.003 0.16 ± 0.001 0.22 ± 0.001
Ni 0.08 ± 0.002 0.09 ± 0.001 0.06 ± 0.001 0065 ± 0.003 0.04 ± 0.001 0.052 ± 0.001
Pb 0.20 ± 0.002 0.22 ± 0.001 0.17 ± 0.001 0.26 ± 0.001 0.18 ± 0.002 0.19 ± 0.003
Cu 0.11 ± 0.01 0.14 ± 0.001 0.10 ± 0.001 0.16 ± 0.001 0.07 ± 0.001 0.22 ± 0.001
Cd 0.05 ± 0.001 0.06 ± 0.001 0.04 ± 0.002 0.06 ± 0.001 0.02 ± 0.001 0.04 ± 0.002
Co 0.03 ± 0.001 0.02 ± 0.002 0.02 ± 0.002 0.04 ± 0.001 0.04 ± 0.001 0.06 ± 0.002
Hg 0.02 ± 0.001 0.06 ± 0.001 0.02 ± 0.001 0.02 ± 0.001 0.03 ± 0.001 0.04 ± 0.001
Results are expressed as means ± SEM of six determinations; concentrations of the heavy metals is in (mg/g)
Table 3: Concentration of selected heavy metals in water and sediments from non-petroleum imparted river (Ikpoba River) in the Niger Delta, Nigeria during the dry season.