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dc.contributor.authorAyeni, Olutoyosi Olaideen_US
dc.contributor.authorNdakidemi, Patrick Aloisen_US
dc.contributor.authorSnyman, Reinette Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorOdendaal, James Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-05T07:58:48Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-05T07:58:48Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationAyeni, O. O., Ndakidemi, P. A., Snyman, R. G. et al. 2010. Metal contamination of soils collected from four different sites along the lower Diep River, Cape Town, South Africa. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 5(13): 2045-2051. [http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/IJPS]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1992 -1950-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.academcjournals.org/IJPS-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11189/7255-
dc.description.abstractIn this study, river bank and adjacent soil samples from four different sites, Milnerton Lagoon (Site 1), Lower Estuary (Site 2), Milnerton Bowling Club (Site 3) and Woodbridge Island (Site 4) from the lower Diep River, Cape Town, South Africa were evaluated for ten metals; cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), zinc (Zn), aluminium (Al), chromium (Cr) and cobalt (Co). The highly sensitive inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrophotometry (ICP-MS) method was used to analyze the metals. Results showed that most sites were contaminated with metals evaluated. Among the metals, Al and Fe were consistently higher in all the soil samples (from both river bank and the adjacent soil) followed by Zn, Mn, Pb, Cu, Cd, Co, Cr and Ni. The concentrations of Al in river banks ranged between 1214.1 - 3176 mgkg-1. In adjacent soils, the Al concentration ranged from 434.8 - 2445.4 mgkg-1. The Fe concentrations from the adjacent soil samples ranged from 402.2 - 2459.8 mgkg-1 and the river bank values ranged from 1136.4 - 4897.2 mgkg-1 respectively. Generally, Zn ranged from 2.4 - 211.5 mgkg-1; Mn: 5.5 - 48.05 mgkg-1; Pb: 0.97 - 71.7 mgkg-1; Cu: 0.3 - 45.9 mgkg-1; Cd: 0.0 - 9.3 mgkg-1; Co: 0.2 - 2.7 mgkg-1; Cr: 0.3 - 2.1 mgkg-1; and Ni 0.02 - 2.6 mgkg-1. Overall, Ni had the lowest concentrations in the ecosystem.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Journalsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of the Physical Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectAluminiumen_US
dc.subjectcadmiumen_US
dc.subjectchromiumen_US
dc.subjectcobalten_US
dc.subjectcopperen_US
dc.subjectecosystemen_US
dc.subjectironen_US
dc.subjectleaden_US
dc.subjectmanganeseen_US
dc.subjectnickelen_US
dc.subjectpollutionen_US
dc.subjectzincen_US
dc.titleMetal contamination of soils collected from four different sites along the lower Diep River, Cape Town, South Africaen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5897/IJPS-
dc.typeArticleen_US
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