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Investigation of Nitrate and Nitrite Contents in Well Water in Ozoro Town, Delta State

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

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Page : 76-78

Keywords : Nitrates; nitrite; well water;

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Abstract

Ten samples of well water were collected at random from Ozoro town, Delta state and sent to the laboratory. The concentration of nitrate (NO-3) and nitrite (NO-2) in mg/l of the well water were analyzed, using spectrophometer method. The result obtained showed that the nitrate values ranged from 0.12+ 0.01 to 3.01 + 0.02 while that of nitrite ranged from 0.00 + 0.01 to 0.08+ 0.05 and all values were within WHO maximum acceptable concentration. From the result obtained , the well water analyzed were in compliance with drinking water standard based on national/international guideline that provide assurance that such well water is safe for consumption.

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