Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering

Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014

  • Heavy Metal Pollutants in Wastewater Effluents: Sources, Effects and Remediation

    Oghenerobor Benjamin Akpor, Gladys Onolunose Ohiobor, Tomilola Debby Olaolu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 37-43
    Received: 23 September 2014
    Accepted: 10 October 2014
    Published: 10 November 2014
    Abstract: Heavy metals, also known as trace metals, are one of the most persistent pollutants in wastewater. The discharge of high amounts of heavy metals into water bodies leads to several environmental and health impacts. The exposure of humans to heavy metals can occur through a variety of routes, which include inhalation as dust or fume, vapourisation an... Show More