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Title: Assessment of the Nutrient Load and Selected Heavy Metals in the Owabi Reservoir and its Feeder Waters
Authors: Badu, M.
Wemegah, D.D.
Boadi, Nathaniel Owusu
Brown, F. A.
Keywords: Heavy metals
Owabi
Pollution
Nutrients
Water Quality
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research
Citation: American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 2013; ISSN: 2153-649X, doi:10.5251/ajsir.2013.4.4.337.343
Abstract: The effects of anthropogenic activities on the water quality of the Owabi reservoir, a dam which provides drinking water to most parts of the Ashanti region of Ghana was assessed by monitoring physicochemical parameters, trace metals and nutrient levels of five feeder water sources. Trace metal levels (mg/L) were in the range of 0.67-3.20, 0.001-0.1, 0.001-0.06, 0.02 0.2, 0.05-0.15 and 0.002-0.019 for Iron, Zinc, Copper, Aluminum, Chromium, and Manganese respectively. Chromium and Iron exceeded USEPA maximum acceptable levels for drinking water. The nutrients content (mg/L) ranged from 5.00-28.00, 0.08-0.53, 0.82-4.20 and 0.03-0.53 for Sulphate, Nitrate, Phosphate and Ammonia respectively.
Description: An article published by American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 2013; ISSN: 2153-649X, doi:10.5251/ajsir.2013.4.4.337.343
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11205
ISSN: 2153-649X
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