Water Quality Investigation by Physicochemical Parameters of Drinking Water of Selected Areas of Kureken Sani, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano
International Journal of Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 83-86
Received: Sep. 2, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 20, 2017; Published: Oct. 26, 2017
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Aminu Sharif Hassan, Department of Physical and Health Education, School of Science Education, Sa'adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Isma'il Bello Abubakar, Child Development Centre, Sa'adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Auwalu Musa, Quality Control Laboratory, Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant, Tamburawa, Nigeria
Murtala Tijjani Limanchi, Department of Chemistry, School of Science, College of Art, Science and Remedial Studies, Sabon Gari, Nigeria
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Abstract
There are different sources through which groundwater becomes contaminated and these includes organic wastes, industrial effluents, urban runoff, agricultural activities, geological factors as well as others. Kureken Sani is a newly developed residential area with scattered settlements. The purpose of this research was to analysed the physicochemical parameters from the area and to compare with the standards given by World Health Organization (WHO) and Nigeria Standard for Drinking Water Quality (NSDWQ). Three samples were collected from different locations for the analysis. The parameters analyzed are pH, temperature, Total dissolved solids, Total suspended solids, Suspended solid, Electrical conductivity, Alkalinity, Mg2+, Ca2+, colour, free Co2, turbidity, Total hardness and Chloride. The results indicated that all the parameters analyzed are within the permissible limits recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) and Nigerian Standard for Drinking Water Quality (NSDWQ) with exception of turbidity level at YS sampling station, Mg2+ concentration at DS and YS sampling point and total hardness from sampling point DS.
Keywords
Physicochemical Parameters, Kureken Sani, Water Quality, Total Hardness, Alkalinity
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Aminu Sharif Hassan, Isma'il Bello Abubakar, Auwalu Musa, Murtala Tijjani Limanchi, Water Quality Investigation by Physicochemical Parameters of Drinking Water of Selected Areas of Kureken Sani, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano, International Journal of Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2017, pp. 83-86. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmpem.20170205.14
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