Basavaraj M. Kalshetty1*, Shobha N2, T. P. Giraddi1, M. B. Kalashetti3
1Commerce, B. H. S. Arts and T. G. P. Science College Jamkhandi, Bagalkot District (K.S), India
2Research Scholars, Research & Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
3P.G. Studies in Department of Chemistry, Karnataka University, Dharwad, India
Soil concentration is one of the serious environmental problems. Soil contaminants have different physico– chemical properties, which influence the geochemical reactions included in the soils and may change environmental behavior. In the present investigation statistical analysis of soil contaminated with Organic Carbon, heavy metals, secondary nutrients and major nutrients were carried out using so far reported standard methods. The soils and sediments of various locations of the river near dumpsite area were analyzed quantitatively for the presence of Zinc, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum and Boron using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Available Nitrogen and Total Nitrogen in soil and sediments were analyzed by Nitrogen analyzer, Sodium, Potassium was measured using Flame photometer. The presence of Sulphur in soils and sediments were analyzed by using visible Spectrophotometer. pH, TDS, EC, values were recorded using respective instruments and some secondary nutrients were analyzed by Titrometric methods.
Keywords: Soils, Sediments, Heavy metals, Secondary and Major nutrients