EFFECTSOF PETROLEUMREFINERY EFFLUENTS ON RIVER IFFIEWATER IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

  • Augustus O. Atubi, Department of Geography and Regional Planning Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Abstract

This study examined the effects of Warri refinery effluents on river Iffie and its environs. It ascertained the nature of effluents released from the refinery into the water body and also the effect on the water quality. Data were generated from direct field measurement of pH, Conductivity, Total Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Turbidity and heavy metal profiles (Mg, Zn, Cr, Ni, Cl, Cu, H2S, P) of water samples from river Iffie collected at three different points: Iffie, Ubeji and Ughoton. Turbidity, Hydrogen Sulphide, Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Copper, and Chromium records for water samples from Iffie and Ubeji points were found to be higher than the WHO and FEPA standards, thereby making the water in these areas not suitable for consumption. Based on the findings, recommendations were proffered.

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2016-12-11
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