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Analysis of physicochemical parameters of soil samples around Bahir Dar Textile Industry, Northern Amhara, Ethiopia

Author Affiliations

  • 1Chemistry Department, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Ambo University, P.O. Box. 19, Ambo, Ethiopia and Chemistry Department, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Injibara University, P.O. Box. 40, Injibara, Ethiopia
  • 2Chemistry Department, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Injibara University, P.O. Box. 40, Injibara, Ethiopia

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 8, Issue (2), Pages 9-14, April,8 (2020)


The levels of selected physicochemical properties in the soil sample collected in Bahir Dar Textile Factory were determined by several methods. Soil samples found in the Bahir Dar textile factory were investigated for several physicochemical parameters those parameters were mainly indicator of soil properties. Results that obtained from soil samples analyzed showed that the range of the values of physicochemical properties (pH, EC(mS/cm), OM (%),OC(%), MC, CEC(cmol/kg) were 7.752-8.344, 0.130-0.214, 1.771-5.84-2, 1.027-3.389, 5.138-6.106 and 12.39-16.242 respectively. From the result of EC that generated in soil samples, soil samples that under investigated in the area of Bahir Dar textile factory were non saline and the value of pH was found vary from slightly alkaline to higher value of alkaline. Between the values of physicochemical properties as the statistical test of ANOVA there were significant differences (p<0.05) in the analyzed soil samples.


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