Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2019, Page: 77-85
Quality Assessment of Surface Waters and Sediments of Anya-Ogologo River
Okoroafor Isaiah, Department of Chemical Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Charles Obunwo, Department of Chemical Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Ndokiari Boisa, Department of Chemical Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Owhonda Ihunwo, Niger Delate Aqua Research Group (NDARG), Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry Technology, School of Science Laboratory Technology (SSLT), University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Received: May 26, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 21, 2019;       Published: Oct. 25, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.wros.20190805.13      View  24      Downloads  6
Abstract
This study evaluated physical and chemical properties and calculated the Water Quality Index of the Anya Ogologo River in Rivers State, Nigeria. Four stations along the river were identified for this study based on accessibility and activities taking place on the river bank. Water and sediment sample collection were conducted once a week every month spanning a period of four months (February – May). In-situ measurements of surface water were taken for the following parameters: pH, salinity, electric conductivity, total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen and temperature. Surface water was collected from each station to the laboratory and analysed for phosphate, nitrate sulphate, biochemical oxygen demand, and metals (lead, cadmium, manganese and copper). The parameters studied showed variations across stations. Sediment samples indicated the presence of manganese and copper metals. The WQI values observed were as follows; station 1: 55.07%, station 2: 43.58%, station 3: 56.29% and station 4: 67.10%. This indicates that generally the river is unsuitable for drinking, swimming, irrigation particularly.
Keywords
Anthropogenic, Physicochemical, Pollution, Urban, Water Quality
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Okoroafor Isaiah, Charles Obunwo, Ndokiari Boisa, Owhonda Ihunwo, Quality Assessment of Surface Waters and Sediments of Anya-Ogologo River, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2019, pp. 77-85. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20190805.13
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