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World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2013, 1(4), 73-79
DOI: 10.12691/wjac-1-4-6
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Physicochemical Analysis of Ground Water of Selected Areas of Dass and Ganjuwa Local Government Areas, Bauchi State, Nigeria

Istifanus Y. Chindo1, , Elisha Karu2, Ishaku Ziyok3 and Ephraim D. Amanki3

1Chemistry Programme, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria

2Department of Chemistry, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria

3WaterAid Nigeria

Pub. Date: December 04, 2013

Cite this paper:
Istifanus Y. Chindo, Elisha Karu, Ishaku Ziyok and Ephraim D. Amanki. Physicochemical Analysis of Ground Water of Selected Areas of Dass and Ganjuwa Local Government Areas, Bauchi State, Nigeria. World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2013; 1(4):73-79. doi: 10.12691/wjac-1-4-6

Abstract

Ground water samples were collected from different locations within a radius of 25 km of Dass and Ganjuwa Local Government Areas (DG-LGAs here after referred to respectively), Bauchi State, Nigeria. These water samples from 10 sampling points of Bauchi were analyzed for their physicochemical characteristics. Laboratory analyses on samples were performed for pH, Colour, Odour, Hardness, Chloride, Alkalinity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and others. On comparing the results against drinking water quality standards laid by Nigerian Standard for Drinking Water Quality Maximum permissible level (NSDWQ) and World Health Organization (WHO), it was found that some of the samples were non-potable for human consumption due to high concentrations of some of the parameters determined. An attempt was made to find whether or not the quality of ground water in the areas of study suitable for human consumption.

Keywords:
hand-dug well borehole physiochemical study pollution study drinking water

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