A Review of Sequential Extraction Method for Lead in Samples: A Case Study of Artisanal Mines of Sokoto Basin (Zamfara State)

Authors(4) :-Y. M. Ahijjo, A.N. Baba-Kutigi, M. Momoh, A. U. Moreh

This paper reviews the speciation of Lead which is a stable trace metal with alpha and beta particle emitting radioactive isotopes known to have drawn global attention in Zamfara state and recently in Niger state all in Nigeria for poisoning thousands of villagers and leading to numerous death tolls. It is termed as a pollutant environmentally, as it could be subsequently absorbed into food chain of organisms and thereby posing a health concern to the public. Acceptable threshold of lead is also a global concern due to its potency even at lower concentration in ppm. This calls for frequent environmental assessment and consumables for a precise reference to its occurrence. This paper hence, reviews the occurrence of lead and sequential extraction method to ascertaining environmental vulnerability free of lead.

Authors and Affiliations

Y. M. Ahijjo
Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria
A.N. Baba-Kutigi
Department of Physics, Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Nigeria
M. Momoh
Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria
A. U. Moreh
Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria

Radioisotope, Sequential-Extraction, Environment, Zamfara and Lead-Poisoning

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Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 2 | May-June 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-07-05
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Y. M. Ahijjo, A.N. Baba-Kutigi, M. Momoh, A. U. Moreh, " A Review of Sequential Extraction Method for Lead in Samples: A Case Study of Artisanal Mines of Sokoto Basin (Zamfara State)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.105-109, May-June-2015.
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