Physicochemical, Spectroscopic, and Bacteriological Analyses of Borehole Waters in Selected Areas of Makurdi-Nigeria

  • Bassey Sam-Uket Okori Department of Chemical Sciences, Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State, Nigeria
Keywords: Water, Heavy metals, nutrients, physicochemical, bacteriological, Spectroscopic


Physicochemical, spectroscopic, and bacteriological analyses were carried out to determine the quality of borehole waters in selected areas of the Makurdi metropolis. UV/Visible spectrophotometric methods of analysis were used for most determination. The results revealed that the physicochemical parameters are within the recommended national and international standards except for values of total hardness for the Brewery Area, Judge's Quarters, and Old GRA. The total coliform values range from 1-12cfu/10ml with borehole location C4 in the Benue State University area having the highest cfu/10ml. The bacterial isolates E. coli and S. typhi. The borehole waters are thus suitable for human and other consumption purposes.


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Okori, B. (2023). Physicochemical, Spectroscopic, and Bacteriological Analyses of Borehole Waters in Selected Areas of Makurdi-Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques, 11(2), 59-74.
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