Water Quality Impact of Flow Station Effluent in a Receiving Creek ( Vol-2,Issue-6,November - December 2017 )
Author: Nkwocha A. C., Ekeke I.C., Kamalu C.I.O., Kamen F.L., Oghome P.I., Nkuzinna O.C.
Keyword: concentrations, degradation, impact, outfall, pollution, quality.
Abstract: The physicochemical quality of a crude oil flow station effluent and water of an effluent receiving creek were investigated. Samples were characterized by laboratory analysis. High concentrations of some toxicants exceeding environmental standards were observed in the effluent and water samples, which include BOD5 (544mg/L), COD (650mg/L), salinity (3162mg/L), copper (2.3mg/L), TDS (18900 mg/L), lead (0.51mg/L), and cadmium (0.04mg/L). The study underscored the need for proper treatment and monitoring of effluent to ensure compliance with statutory standard, before discharge into the environment to safeguard the ecosystem, as continued discharge of improperly treated effluent may compound the ecological problem of the receiving water environment
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