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Investigation on the Characteristics of Flood Water Quality in Egi Clan in Rivers State of Nigeria

Ukpaka C. P, Ekperi N. I., Onwuchekwa I. H


Physicochemical analysis of flood water was performed in four communities in Egi Clan: Ogbogu, Obagi, Oboburu and Akabuka in Rivers State, Nigeria. The physiochemical perameters analysed were: pH, chloride, sulphate, iron, conductivity, total hardness, alkalinity, turbidity, total dissolved solids, and total suspended solids. The result of pH of the four communities in the order above were 6.34, 5.04, 5.50 and 5.90 for chloride: 50.4 mg/l, 171.9 mg/l and 198.52 mg/l for sulphate: 175.2 mg/l, 153.70 mg/l, 150.74 mg/l and 198.52 mg/l, for iron: 5.72 mg/l, 0.044 mg/l, 0.47 mg/l and 0.53 mg/l for conductivity: 133.2 , 150.10 , 147.21  and 143.60 , for total hardness: 300.5 mg/l, 170.19 mg/l, 193.77 mg/l and 195.60 mg/l. for alkalinity: 120.7 mg/l, 156.20 mg/l, 166.09 mg/l and 184.1 mg/l. For turbidity: 0.03 NTU, 21.9 NUT, 22.5 NTU and 20.94 NTU. For total dissolved solids: 79.92 mg/l, 320.18 mg/l, 320.20 mg/l and 211.4 mg/l. For total suspended solids: 18.3 mg/l, 6.22 mg/l, 6.22 mg/l and 7.05 mg/l. The above results were compared to WHO standard which showed that pH, iron, total hardness and turbidity were all below WHO standard while chloride, sulphate, conductivity and alkalinity were all in agreement with WHO standard.


Investigation, Characteristics, Flood, Water quality, Egi Clan, Rivers State

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