Impact of Yamoussoukro lakes water on lettuce quality

  • Assidjo N Emmanuel Laboratoire de Nutrition et de Technologie Alimentaire, Dépt Génie Chimique et Agro-Alimentaire, Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny, BP 1313 Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
  • M Jean-Marie Yessoh Laboratoire de Modélisation de l’Information et des processus, Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny, BP 1313 Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Atte D Nogues Laboratoire de Nutrition et de Technologie Alimentaire, Dépt Génie Chimique et Agro-Alimentaire, Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny, BP 1313 Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Messoum Francis Direction de la Recherche, Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, BP V 151 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Abstract

Waters from lakes, in Yamoussoukro city (Cote d'Ivoire), are usually used for legumes irrigation. However, these lakes were found to be polluted in previous works, inducing probably legume toxicity. The purpose of this work is to draw the relationship between water quality and legume (lettuce) one via their respective physical and chemical characteristics. This study pointed out that, even if lakes were polluted, their characteristics are in the limit of the irrigation water quality standard. In addition, lettuce samples, drawn from the surroundings of lake, respect also FAO quality standard. They are, therefore, good for consumption, and no strong relationship is found to exist between irrigation water quality and lettuce one. Moreover, we found that this water does not constitute a negative factor for environment.

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol. 10(1) 2006: 9-14
Published
2006-06-06
Section
Articles

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