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dc.contributor.author Oboh, I.P.
dc.contributor.author Egun, N.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-12T09:01:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-12T09:01:37Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Oboh, I.P., & Egun, N.K. (2017). Utilization of water quality index (WQI) in water quality assessment of groundwater in Agbor metropolis, Delta State Nigeria. International Science & Technology Journal of Namibia, 10, 48-55. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2202
dc.description.abstract A water quality index provides a single number that expresses the overall quality at a certain location and time based on several water parameters. The objective of the study was to calculate the Water Quality Index (WQI) of groundwater in Agbor metropolis, Delta State Nigeria in order to assess its suitability for drinking and domestic purposes. WQI was determined on the basis of various physico-chemical parameters namely pH, Electrical conductivity (EC), Turbidity, Total suspended Solids (TSS), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Sulphate, Nitrate, Phosphate, Chloride, Copper, Lead, Iron, Zinc and Cadmium. The calculation of the WQI was done using weighted arithmetic index method. The WQI was found to be 45.46 indicating that the groundwater in the study area is of good quality in its un- treated state quality and therefore safe for human consumption and domestic purposes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Water quality index en_US
dc.subject Chemical parameters en_US
dc.subject Groundwater en_US
dc.subject Agbor metropolis en_US
dc.title Utilization of water quality index (WQI) in water quality assessment of groundwater in Agbor metropolis, Delta State Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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