Tree Bark As Bio-Indicator Of Air Pollution In An Arid Environment

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Dezember 2012



Ten different species of trees from 3 sampling zones were taken in Yobe State, north east, Nigeria. The bark and the soil around these trees were analysed for heavy metals: Zinc, Lead, Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Cobalt and Nickel, employing atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The results of the analysis indicate various concentration levels and different sources of the heavy metals of interest. All the values obtained correlate well with the anthropogenic sources and are within the acceptable limits. The statistical comparison of the values between the bark and soil shows correlation at P 0.01 and significant difference at P 0.05. The study demonstrates the suitability of some of the trees as a good bioindicator.


Dr Mohammed obtained the B.Sc., MSc and PhD Analytical Chemistry from Bayero University, Kano- Nigeria. He is a member of many professional organisations including Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria(ICCON), Chemical Society of Nigeria(CSN). The author has to his credit many publications in reputable journals.
EAN: 9783659295133
ISBN: 3659295132
Untertitel: Application Of Tree Bark As Bio-Indicator Of Air Pollution In An Arid Zone Environment Evidence From Developing Country. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2012
Seitenanzahl: 440 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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