Assessment of Organic Pollutants of Water Samples in River Getsi and River Gwagwarwa in Kano State Nigeria
Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 1-4
Received: Nov. 26, 2013; Published: Jan. 30, 2014
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Y. Mohammed, Department of Chemistry, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State
A. Ekevwe, Department of Chemistry, Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State
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Abstract
Water samples of River Gwagwarwa and River Jakara were analyzed for organic pollutants. The organic parameters were determined using the standard methods of America Public Health Agency (APHA) and was extracted and analyzed using Gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). Thirteen different organic compounds were detected at different percentage values at the two sampling stations. The compounds fall within five classes of organic compounds, which include carboxylic acid, acid chloride, ester, aldehyde and acid anhydride. The distribution pattern of the organic pollutant at the two sampling stations depict the pattern; River Gwagwarwa > River Getsi .The study shows that organochloride was the predominant organic pollutant present in the samples
Keywords
Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometer, Carboxylic Acid, Acid Chloride, Ester, Aldehyde, Organochloride, Organic Pollutant
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Y. Mohammed, A. Ekevwe, Assessment of Organic Pollutants of Water Samples in River Getsi and River Gwagwarwa in Kano State Nigeria, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20140301.11
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