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PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT WATER SOURCES IN OTA, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Anake, W. U. and Siyanbola, T. O. and Ehi-Eromosele, C. O. and Edobor-Osoh, A. and Adeniyi, I. O. and Taiwo, O. S. (2013) PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT WATER SOURCES IN OTA, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA. International Journal of Current Research, 5 (7). pp. 1797-1801. ISSN 0975-833X

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Abstract

Pollution of water bodies is one of the areas of major concern to en vironmentalists and requires continuous assess ment. This necessitated the evaluation of the physical, chemical an d microbiological quality of water from the primary sources of supply in different locations of Ota using standard methods. Results of the values of the surface and potable water in the study area showed that turbidity(0.19 to 11.6 NTU), conductivity (36.5 to 396 µs/cm), salinity (10 to 80 mg/L), alkalinity (0 to 64 mg/L), nitrate (0.20 to 4.60 mg/L), total hardness (5.0 to 80.0 m g/L), total solid (4000 to 7000 mg/L) total suspended solids (3967 to 6978 mg/L) total dissolved solids (17.9 to 198 mg/L), dissolved oxygen (4.50 to 9.60 mg/L), biochemical oxygen demand (ND to 4.67 mg/L), MPN c ount (2 to 1600 MPN/100 ml) and the faecal coliform counts ranged between ND to 2.5×104. The Physico chemic al parameters of most of the samples analysed were within the limits set by both National and International standa rd regulatory bodies for drinking and domestic waters (SON, 2007; WHO, 2011). Overall, the potable water sources are suitable for drinking, but the faecal contamination in Iju River makes it unfit for drinking.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Abiola Edobor-Osoh
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 11:26
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 11:26
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4711

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