Multielemental Analysis of Limestone and Soil Samples of Kitui South (Kenya) Limestone Deposits

Citation:
Mulwa BM, Maina DM. "Multielemental Analysis of Limestone and Soil Samples of Kitui South (Kenya) Limestone Deposits ." International journal of fundemental physical sciences. 2012;2(4):48-51.

Abstract:

The results of analysis of heavy metal in limestone and soil samples from the limestone deposit areas of Kitui South, Kenya
were reported in this paper. The analysis was carried out to assess the environmental impact of heavy metals in the region and
provide necessary data on the extent of their spread that could be used as a basis for monitoring occupational exposure and
the and subsequent environmental impact once mining and processing of limestone in the region starts. Limestone and soils
were sampled from three major limestone deposit areas in the region of Kituvwi, Mwanyani and Ndulukuni and analyzed for
heavy elemental content using
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Cd radioisotope excited EDXRF spectrometry technique in which sample pellets were
directly irradiated. The major elements detected in soils were Ti, Mn, Cu, Zn, and Pb, while in limestone they were; Ti Mn
and Zn.

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