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  • 1 Ahmadu Bello University Department of Soil Science Zaira Nigeria
  • | 2 Ahmadu Bello University Centre for Energy Research and Training Zaira Nigeria
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Abstract  

Eight soil profiles developed on crystalline basement complex rocks in the semi-arid region of Nigeria were analyzed for total contents of cesium (Cs), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), hafnium (Hf), iron (Fe), lanthanum (La), lutetium (Lu), scandium (Sc), thorium (Th), uranium (U) and ytterbium (Yb). The contents range from 50.3–95.4 Cs, 16.1–58.1 Cr, 0.6–9.0 Co, 9.0–34.8 g g–1 Hf, 0.31–3.69% Fe, 17.2–60.7 La, 60.4–90.6 Lu, 2.6–12.6 Sc, 8.3–21.5 Th, 4.7–9.2 U and 3.6–92 g g–1, Yb. Their corresponding means were 68.4, 35.1, 4.0, 19.9 g g–1, 1.70%, 37.1, 79.4, 6.5, 14.7, 6.7 and 5.0 g g–1. In general, total Cs, Co, Fe, La, U and Yb increased with further increase with depth. On the other hand, Lu, Sc and Th showed no distinct vertical distribution within the profiles. All eleven elements were correlated with the amounts of clay present in the soils, the correlation being stronger for Cs, Th, Yb, Cr and Lu.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
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4
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12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)