Impact of sawdust on the water quality of Elechi creek in Port Harcourt municipality
AbstractThe impact of sawdust on the water quality of Elechi creek, in Port Harcourt municipality, has been investigated. Three sampling stations were established – upstream, vicinity and downstream of the main dump site of the sawdust in the water body. Various physiochemical characteristics, including temperature, Electrical conductivity, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) as well as nutrients and heavy metal concentrations, of the water body have been measured using standard methods. The investigation reveals
that sawdust may have altered the quality of water in the creek as changes in electrical conductivity and metal concentrations were observed.
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