The physio-chemical parameters of Souka river, in the FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. | Abstract
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The physio-chemical parameters of Souka river, in the FCT, Abuja, Nigeria.

Author(s): Etuk H. S., Solomon R. J.*


The Physio-Chemical Analysis of Souka River was studied from April to June, 2014. Three sampling stations were selected and analyzed with APHA, (1996) standard method of analysis. The quality evaluation of Souka river in Amac Area Council, FCT Abuja revealed that the water Temperature, Conductivity, Total dissolve solids, and Chloride contents were found mostly within limits set by both National and International standard regulatory bodies for domestic waters usage (SON, 2007; WHO, 1970, 1971, 1979). Few exceptions were observed in the total solids (station three), pH (station two and three) and total hardness which were found to be a little above the set standards in the samples. Therefore, from the foregoing, it could be concluded that Souka River is not physicochemical suitable. Station 1 shows the lowest mean temperature (29.330c) while the highest mean temperature of (30.00C) was recorded in station 3. Station one had pH above the lowest limit set by the standard authority. This study revealed that Chloride obtained was in the range of 22.74mg/L in station three to 48.49 mg/l in station two. The hardness in this study ranged between 173.33 to 223.33ppm. And DO obtained was within the range of 1.05 to 1.98mg/L.

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