Master Thesis Defense: Omondi Cavin

Date and time: 
Thu, 2017-06-22 09:30
Location / Venue: 

Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology, CAE, UON At CAE-INST Conference Room

Calvin Omondi during his defense

Omondi Cavin, an MSc. Student at the Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology, successfully defended his research thesis titled: “Distribution of Heavy Metals in Water and Sediments of Lower River Nzoia” on 22nd  June 2017.

He carried out investigations on whether the waters and sediments along lower Nzoia River have been contaminated with heavy metals by collecting and analyzing sediment and water. The sediment samples were collected at depths of 30 cm, 50 cm and 100 cm on either side of the river at thirty sampling sites to give a total of 180 samples as well as 60 water samples at the same points.  The collected water samples were analyzed by the use of TXRF while the sediment samples were analyzed using EDXRF. Trends in variation of concentrations with depth were evaluated as well as observing the trends in the concentration of metals downstream.

Read full abstract here

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2020-06-30 09:30

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