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Physicochemical Analysis of the Quality of Sachet Water Marketed in Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 66-70

Keywords : Physico- chemical; sachet water; Delta State polytechnic; organoleptics.;

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Abstract

Physicochemical analysis 15 of 500ml sachet water samples sold in Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro was evaluated. The pH and conductivity value were measured by pH meter and conductivity meter respectively. The concentration of Pb, Cu, Fe and Zn were determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Total dissolved solids was estimated by gravimetric method. The organoleptic test of samples was by physical observation. The result obtained indicates that the organoleptic, conductivity, dissolved solids and hardness, the concentration of the metals analyzed were below permissible limit by WHO and USEPA, with the exception of Zn level of sachet number (7) and (9) higher than the recommended by standard by WHO. In conclusion, the result obtained shows that the sachet water sold in Delta State polytechnic, Ozoro, meets with WHO (1999) and USEPA (1986) standard and suitable for drinking purpose.

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