Effects of Warri Refinery Effluents on Water Quality from the Iffie River, Delta State, Nigeria

Abstract

This study examines the effects of Warri refinery effluent on the Iffie river and its environs. It asserts the nature of effluent released into the water body and also the effect of effluent on water quality. The data that were used in this research where 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) from the Iffie, Ubeji and Ughoton Rivers respectively. However, the Turbidity, Hydrogen Sulphide, Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Copper, Chromium records in Iffie and Ubeji Rivers 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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Effluents, water quality, effects, Warri Refinery, Delta State, Nigeria

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Atubi A. O., (2011) “Effects of Warri Refinery Effluents on Water Quality from the Iffie River, Delta State, Nigeria”, American Review of Political Economy 9(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.38024/arpe.126

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Augustus O. Atubi (Delta State University)

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