B Habib, A Bello, A Abubakar and J Giwa
Physicochemical characteristic is a very vital water quality monitoring parameters due to their instability once water is extracted from its source. The addition of various kinds of pollutants and nutrients through sewage, industrial effluents, agricultural runoff etc. into the water bodies brings about a series of changes in the physicochemical biological characteristic of water, which have been the subject of several investigations. This research work focused on the levels of physico-chemical parameters such as pH, conductivity, dissolve oxygen, carbonates, bicarbonates calcium, magnesium, chloride, phosphates, and nitrates content in the natural water samples collected from Gidan igwai Area Sokoto, Sokoto State. The mean results showed that : pH(6.3±0.17 -7.0±0.69),Electrical conductivity (77.80.2±0.06 - 4510.2±5.77µscm1),Dissolve Oxygen (4.67.0±0.92-5.87±1.04 mg/l ),Carbonates (0.2±0.06 -0.2±0.06 mg/l), bicarbonates (16±3.46 -116±9.24 mg/l),Calcium (30±2.89 -72±2.31 mg/l ),Magnesium (25.2±0.12- 67.2±0.12 mg/l), Chloride (2.0±0.58-8.2±0.12 mg/l), Nitrates (2.4±0.23- 3.0±1.15 mg/l) Phosphate (0.19±0.05 - 0.21±0.11 mg/l.). All the measured parameters were found to be within the WHO standards for drinking water.
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