Physico-Chemical Analysis of Groundwater Supply in A Nigerian Community.

Groundwater is the most accessed freshwater source in Nigeria. However, the groundwater resource sector of Nigeria is confronted with pollution problems arising from both natural causes and human activities. The current study examines the case of a faith-based campus whose water needs are 100 % serviced via groundwater. The campus accommodates about 15,000 full time

Study of Reed-Bed of an Urban Wastewater in a Nigerian Community

The need for treatment of municipal wastewater prior to its disposal is important. One method used for treating wastewater is that of a constructed wetland system (CW). The use of a CW has attracted interest in developing nations due to its operational efficiency and cost effectiveness. This paper examines an existing CW in order to

Development of a Water Treatment Plant for Heavy Metal Adsorption.

Advantages of adsorption method for the removal of heavy metals from drinking water are abundant in literature. However, there is little information on the practical application of this knowledge at domestic level. Middle and high income earners can afford more expensive heavy metal treatment technologies. Low income earners, however, are often exposed to heavy metal

Sustainable Living in Africa: Case of Water, Sanitation, Air Pollution & Energy

The study reviewed developmental challenges confronting African countries with specific reference to the availability of potable water, sanitation, energy, water and ambient air. It showed the conflict between the need to exploit environmental capital in order to keep up with the pace of human development activities and the need to utilize resources sustainably. Hitherto, the

Municipal Solid Wastes and Water Quality Issues in Nigeria

A section of the May 2013 International groundwater conference held in San Antonio, Texas, was devoted to ground water quality issues in developing nations. There was a common thread in most of the more than 20 abstracts; the role of the management of sewage and its effect on water quality issues in developing nations. Three

Water Quality Modelling: Case Study Of The Impact Of Abattoir Effluent On River ILO, Ota, Nigeria

This report presents results obtained from the investigation and water sampling exercise carried out on the segment of River Illo that passes through Sango in Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria. The report reveals that while some people used water from the river for domestic, food production and recreation purposes, others discharge their

Household Waste Collection And Disposal: Ojo Local Government Case Study, Lagos State, Nigeria.

The increasing quantity of solid waste and its disposal is a major problem worldwide. Improper disposal of solid waste could constitute a source of environmental pollution and health hazards. The current work investigated the pattern of household waste collection and disposal in Ojo Local Government Area (OLGA) of Lagos metropolis. Public opinions on household waste

Water Resources Use, Abuse and Regulations in Nigeria

The evolvement processes of water laws in Nigeria, as well as their efficiency in the sustenance of surface water resources, were studied. A cursory look was also taken into the mode of access to water resources by households in Nigeria. This was done vis-à-vis the governmental effort at providing potable water for its teeming population

Study of Auto Purification Capacity of River Atuwara in Nigeria

The aim of this paper was to study and predict the self-purification capacity of River Atuwara. This was done primarily by measuring the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) downstream of a pre-selected pollution discharge point on River Atuwara and then predicting the same using the modified Streeter-Phelps equations. Other data gathered from each of the 17 sampling