Evaluation of the Abidjan lagoon pollution

  • Bi GH Briton
  • B Yao Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny, Laboratoire des Procédés Industriels de Synthèse et de l’Environnement (LAPISEN).Département Génie Chimique et Agroalimentaire. B.P. 1093 Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire
  • G Ado

Abstract

The Abidjan lagoon pollution evaluation via the physicochemical and biochemical characteristics of effluents pouring in it, in order to take decision concerning the installation of a treatment station was reported. All samples of effluents studied contain high quantity of organic and mineral pollutants except for samples from a hospital (effluent II). However, the analysis of the ratios COD/BOD of the different effluents showed that the corresponding wastewaters have a domestic character and are therefore easily biodegradable.

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol. 10(3) 2006: 175-181
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