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Title: Assessment of Underground Water Quality Parameters of an Abandoned Abattoir
Authors: Musa, John Jiya
Mohammed, Saidu
Hussaini, H. S.
Keywords: abattoir
surface water
underground water
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Current Science Journal
Abstract: The objective of this study is to highlight the effect of an abandoned abattoir effluent on the underground water and to suggest the possible ways of controlling abattoir effluent effect on the ground water. The problem of getting quality water for domestic purposes is increasing as untreated effluents are discharged into surface water which percolates into underground water. The impact of effluent from Mokwa abattoir in Mokwa, Niger state on the physical and chemical parameters of underground water qualities was investigated. Samples were collected at different period of time of the day and analyzed using the AOAC analytical method of 2005. The assessment of underground water parameters shows that pH, 7.2, 6.9, and 7.1, nitrogen (mgL-1), 33.44, 29.48 and 33.0, total hardness (mgL-1), 62, 40 and 48, and phosphate as phosphorus (mgL-1), 0.06, 0.01 and 0.025, electrical conductivity (uScm-1) was 120, 450 and 450, total dissolved solids (mgL-1), 110, 225, and 225, temperature (C), 27.2, 29.4 and 29.5, suspended solids (mgL-1), 0, 3.0 and 0, turbidity (NTU), 0, 1.0 and 0, 0, 0 and 0. The World Health Organization (WHO) standard and the Nigerian Water Drinking Standard were used as a standard for comparison of these studies
ISSN: 2250-1770
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering

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