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Abstract                 Volume:8  Issue-9  Year-2020          Original Research Articles


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Analysis of some Heavy Metals of Soil Samples in the Bahir Dar Textile Industry, Northern Amhara, Ethiopia
Alemu Talema1,2*, Alemayehu Abebaw2 and Dereje Fedassa3
1Chemistry Department, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Injibara University, P. O. Box. 19, Ambo, Ethiopia
2Chemistry Department, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Ambo University. P. O. Box. 40, Injibara, Ethiopia
3Chemistry Department, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, DembiDolo University, P. O. Box. 16, Injibara, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The research investigated the concentration of some heavy metals in a soil sample from the Bahir Dar textile industry by using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS). The results obtained from the present study showed that the overall concentration of seven heavy metals (Cr, Cd, Zn, Fe, Pb, Mn, and Cu) in the range of 65.60-132.3, 10.783-18.967, 174.467-220.267, 3119.366-3147.933, 105.466-234.50, 656.40-709.667 and 55.6-80.6 (mg /Kg) in the soil samples respectively. In general, the levels of metals in soil samples collected from all the sampling sites were found to decrease in the order: Fe >Mn> Zn >Pb> Cr > Cu > Cd. Some of the concentrations of heavy metals (Zn, Mn, Fe, Cu) in studied soil samples found below the maximum limit that proposed for agricultural soil by FAO /WHO and some of the heavy metals (Cr, Cd, Pb) that the concentrations were found above the maximum limit. Results of heavy metal concentrations in the soil samples under-investigated indicate that industrial activities most important sources for some heavy metals in the soil samples of the Bair Dar textile industry.

Keywords: Contaminated Soil, Heavy metals, FAAS, Textile Industry
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Alemu Talema, Alemayehu Abebaw and Dereje Fedassa. 2020. Analysis of some Heavy Metals of Soil Samples in the Bahir Dar Textile Industry, Northern Amhara, EthiopiaInt.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(9): 74-83
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.809.009