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Original Articles: 2012 Vol: 4 Issue: 8

Analysis of floride content and some heavy metals in university of Maiduguri drinking water


Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry was employed to determine the concentration of Aluminium, Iron, Zinc, Lead, Cobalt, Nickel and Chloride in the various samples of water obtained from different locations obtained within the University community. Where it was found out that concentrations of the element “fluoride” were 0.38mg/L, 0.45mg/L, 0.42mg/L, 0.79mg/L, 0.60mg/L, 0.77mg/L, 0.49mg/L, 0.77mg/L, 0.62mg/L, 0.62mg/L, 0.78mg/L, 0.77mg/L, 0.79mg/L, 0.62mg/L and 0.39mg/L for Engineering Mosque, Faculty of Engineering, Central Mosque, SMS, Quarters, B block, Murtala Hall, Gate 5, Ado Bayero Hall, Bursary, Aisha hall, Fire Service, Sardauna Hall, Tafawa Balewa, and Ramat Library respectively. From the results obtained, it can be concluded that majority of the samples (9 out of 15) show concentrations that are above the WHO stipulation.