Effects of Zinc, Lead and Copper Concentration Levels on the Distribution of Macro Invertebrates: A case Study of River Sosian, Eldoret Town, Kenya

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2004-08

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journal of the kenya chemical society

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The relationship between zinc and copper concentration levels and the distribution of benthic macro-invertebrates in river Sosiani, Eldoret has been investigated. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS) and the Dip-net method have established the concentration of zinc and copper and the number of macro-invertebrates respectively. The study showed that the concentration of both copper and zinc were higher than the threshold levels and that the macro-invertebrate species were fewer in the more polluted regions of the river. Thus, zinc and copper concentration levels play a role in the distribution of macro-invertebrates.

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Osano, Aloys & L.L., Cheruiyot. (2004). Effects of Zinc, Lead and Copper Concentration Levels on the Distribution of Macro Invertebrates: A case Study of River Sosian, Eldoret Town, Kenya.

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