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IJSTR >> Volume 3- Issue 9, September 2014 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Simulating The Concentration Of Some Heavy Metals In Mista-Ali River (Mining Pond) In Jos Nigeria

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T.M. Akpomie, E.O.Ekanem, M.M. Adamu



Key Words; Simulation, forecasting, Concentration, modelling, data input



ABSTRACT: The Concentrations of five dissolved heavy metals, viz; Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu) and Lead (Pb) in Mista-Ali River were determined using the atomic absorption spectrometry. With the aid of Minitab computer software, these concentrations were then modelled intoquadratic-time series model (Y= a + bt – ct2) and a pH and temperature-dependent regression models [Y= β 0 + β 1 pH + β 2 T (⁰C)] for each metal. These models gave insights on the forecast and predictability and the bioaccumulation or reduction of these metals in the river.



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