Publisher: Chemical Society of Nigeria

Analysis of Produced Water From Three Communities In Rivers State (NIGER DELTA), Nigeria.

G. U. Obuzor, M. Ejimozor
KEYWORDS: Toxicity, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic and NESREA.

ABSTRACT:

Produced  water  from  three  Rivers  State  Community  flow-stations  (Umuechem-sample  A,  Umuebulesample  B  and  Egbede  ll-sample  C)  6-8miles  apart  were  analyzed.    They  were  found  to  contain  42.48ppm polycyclic  aromatic  hydrocarbon  (PAHs)  for  sample  A,  6.75ppm  sample  B  and  90.79ppm  sample  C.    Oil and  grease  content  was  9,456ppm  sample  A,  sample  B  1,155ppm  and  sample  C  17,742ppm.    Turbidity (NTU)  of  sample  A  was  66.00,  sample  B  55.00  and  sample  C  49.00.    The  pH  values  of  the  three  samples were  found  to  be  8.10  samples  A,  B  8.20  and  C  8.30.    BOD  and  COD  were  (790.00,  760.00  and  1,411.00 ppm)  and  (157.00,  152  and  282  ppm)  respectively  for  samples  A,  B  and  C.    Total  organic  carbon  (mg/l) was  55.31,  124.00  and  361.00  for  samples  A,  B  and  C  respectively.    The  metal  concentrations  of  iron, zinc,  nickel,  cadmium  and  lead  were  higher  than  acceptable  limits  of  National  Environmental  Standard and  Regulation  Enforcement  Agency  (NESREA)  while  copper;  chromium  and  manganese  were  within (NESREA) acceptable limits. 


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