Global Advanced Research Journal of Physical and Applied Sciences (GARJPAS)

May 2016, 5(1): pp. 001-003

Copyright © 2016 Global Advanced Research Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of the Excretion Levels of Heavy Metals through the Litters of Chickens fed Varying Prepared Concentrations of selected Heavy Metals in their Feeds.

Okeke Onyeka1, Ejindu-Ejesi Chidiebere2*, Enwereuzo Emmanuel3, Umeh Joel4 Ezeh Ernest5

1Plastic Department, Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

2 Department of Electrochemical and Electroplating, Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

3 Glass Blowing Department, Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

4 Department of Electrochemical and Electroplating, Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Enugu, Nigeria

5 Department of Chemical Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Corresponding Author Email: chidiaejesy@gmail.com

Accepted 12 May, 2016

Abstract

Studies were carried out to assess the excretion levels of selected heavy metals ( Pb, As, and Cd) through the litters when varied prepared concentrations (10ppm, 20ppm, 30ppm) of the metals were administered to the poultry chickens ( Broilers and Layers) for eight weeks period. The poultry litter samples were digested accordingly and spectrometric analysis was followed. The analysis indicated that heavy metals once ingested into the system are not easily excreted. This bio-accumulative capability of the heavy metals in the specific organs in the body system underpines their reactivity and toxicity. The mean excretion level of the selected heavy metals in the litters was in the following decreasing order: As> Pb> Cd. Finally, the study observed that increased exposure of poultry chickens to heavy metals in the environment also increases the risk of its bioaccumulation and biomagnifications in the system.

Keywords: Heavy Metals, Poultry litters, Bioaccumulation and Poultry Chickens.

Related Articles


Original Research Articles
Samuel Omorovie Akporido and Helen Ejiro Kadiri
Effect of Urbanization and Industrialization on Waters of the Benin River- Ethiope River System around Sapele, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Phys. Appl. Sci. August 2014 Vol: 3(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (1,815 KB)
EC Mwachiro Davies Makilla David K Bett and Gabriel K Ndeje
A Comparative Study of Cage and Earthen Pond Culture of Oreochromis Jipe, In Lake Jipe, Taita/Taveta District, Kenya.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Phys. Appl. Sci. September 2012 Vol: 1(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (1,942 KB)
Elsayed AM Shokr, Alhazemi A, Naser T, Talal A Zuhair, Adel A Zuhair, Ahmed N Alshamary, Thamer A Alanazi and Hosam A Alanazi
Chronic Renal Failure Associated with Heavy Metal Contamination of Drinking Water in Hail, KSA
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Phys. Appl. Sci. January 2016 Vol: 5(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (124 KB)
Doherty VF, Sogbanmu TO, Kanife UC and Wright O
Heavy metals in vegetables collected from selected farm and market sites in Lagos, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Phys. Appl. Sci. September 2012 Vol: 1(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (137 KB)
Aroyeun SO, Odumbaku LO, Oloyede AO, Adebiyi DA, and Majolagbe IR
Effects of clonal variations on the chemical and Organoleptic qualities of green tea processed on Mambilla highland Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Phys. Appl. Sci. July 2012 Vol: 1(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (585 KB)
Nooshin Sajjadi and Abdolah Raesi Sarasiab
Evaluation of LC50 of Nanoparticle of Mercury and Selenium in Different life Stages of the Fish Tenualosa ilish (Hamilton 1822) in the Environment Experimental
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Phys. Appl. Sci. September 2018 Vol: 7(9): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (833 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Okeke Onyeka on Google Scholar
Okeke Onyeka on Pubmed
Ejindu-Ejesi Chidiebere* on Google Scholar
Ejindu-Ejesi Chidiebere* on Pubmed
Enwereuzo Emmanuel on Google Scholar
Enwereuzo Emmanuel on Pubmed
Umeh Joel on Google Scholar
Umeh Joel on Pubmed
Ezeh Ernest on Google Scholar
Ezeh Ernest on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 1300
Printed 289
Downloaded 866
Powered By iPortal Works