Analytical Approaches To The Investigation Of Heavy And Trace Elements In Soils On Oil Palm Plantations In South-western Nigeria | 10304
Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques
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The pollution of agricultural farmlands such as oil palm plantations by trace and heavy metals has presumed significant
concerns because of their persistent and toxic nature to the environment, man and plants. Environmental changes caused by
anthropogenic factors can greatly influence the translocation and uptake of essential and toxic elements and hence altering the
forms in which they occur, which subsequently affects plant uptake. A quantification of total metal concentrations of heavy and
trace metals is not adequate to explain the processes of essential and toxic element uptake by plants on agricultural soils. In this
study, quantification and speciation of trace and heavy metals in soils on fifteen sampling points in the southern area of Nigeria
was investigated. The heavy/trace elements were extracted as residual, reducible, acid soluble and oxidizable.The risk assessment
and physicochemical parameters of the soils were also investigated.
O. B. Olafisoye Bola is on her Ph.D. programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. She is a lecturer at the
Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria. She has published papers in several journals of repute.
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