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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, David Dotse
Boadi, Nathaniel Owusu
Brown, F. A.
|Keywords: ||Heavy metals|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Science|
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