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Determination of Nitrate and Nitrite in Surface Water in Evwreni Town, Delta State

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 94-96

Keywords : Nitrate; nitrite; surface water; Evwreni town.;

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Abstract

Ten samples of surface water were collected at random from in and outskirt of Evwreni town, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State. The concentration of nitrate (NO3 - ) and nitrite (NO2 ) in mg/L of the surface water were analyzed, using spectrophotometer method. The results obtained showed that the nitrate value ranged from 11.7 ± 0.1 to 12.8 ± 0.2 while that of nitrite ranged from 0.2 ±0.1 to 0.4 ±0.3mg/L and all values were within the maximum acceptable concentration by WHO. From the result obtained, the surface water samples analyzed were in compliance with drinking water standard based on national/international guidelines that provide assurance that such surface water is safe for consumption.

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