Analytical Evaluation of Toxic Metals in the Perennial Water Source at the IMT Students’ Hostel


The Perennial Well water sources for the IMT Students’ hostellers which has locations at the three different hostels in Campus III of the Institute were analysed for toxic metal’s concentrations well as some important parameters such as pH, Turbidity, and Conductivity. The purpose of the research is to ascertain whether the water is safe for domestic use. The research was born out of the complaints by some of the water users who said that the water was causing them some itches. The respective concentration of the toxic metals in the said water sources is determined using the most appropriate analytically method such as Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer flame (AAS flame) for Lead, Nickel, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Chromium, Iron, Silver, Manganese, Zinc, Copper; Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer cold vapour (AAS cold vapour) for Mercury; Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer hydride (AAS hydride) for Arsenic and Selenium; Flame photometer for Magnesium; has been x-rayed. The pH was measured by Electrometric Method. The electrical conductivity was carried out according to APHA 2510B guideline while the Turbidity was done using EPA 180. From the results, one can see the number and names of the Well that is heavily affected by the toxic metals and thereby resort to the suggested means of battling with such water sources as given in this work.

Keywords: Concentration, IMT students’ hostel, perennial water, toxic metals

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