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Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 701) Last page : ( 704)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4150.2018.00123.2

Heavy Metals Status in Soils of Ballari District using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

Rajeshwari B. M.1,*, Patil S. J.2,**

1Department of Physics, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Jnana Sagara Campus, Ballari-583105, Karnataka, India

2Department of Life Sciences, School of Science, Garden City University, Bengaluru-560049, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sjpatil@gardencitycollege.edu

**shajapatil@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

Abstract

Current study reveals that, heavy metals statusof agriculture soils of Sandurtalluk, Ballari district, Karnataka, India. Composite soil samples were collected about 100 m2 apart at 0–30 cm (top soil) and 50–60 cm (subsoil) depths from study area during the dry season in January, 2016. The soils were analyzed for pH and total concentration of heavy metals such as Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, & Zn by using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) Technique. Results show that total mean concentrations of the heavy metals decreased with depth. Whereas, the mean concentrations of the metals in the top and sub soil of Sandur mine increased respectively in the order, Fe > Zn> Cu> Mn > Cd > Cr.

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Keywords

Soils, heavy metals, AAS, physicochemical, metals.

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