ANALYSIS OF SOME ANIONS IN WELL WATER IN MINNA METROPOLIS, NIGER STATE, NIGERIA

E. D Paul, A. J. Salifu

Abstract


The presence of anions in groundwater from shallow wells in Minna metropolis, Niger state, Nigeria, was assessed. Parameters such as Nitrate, Sulphate, Chloride and Fluoride were determined. 27 samples from 9 different settlements within Minna metropolis were collected for analysis in the laboratories. Results obtained show the average concentrations of the parameters to be in the range of  6 mg/l – 21.6 mg/l for Nitrate, 29.4 mg/l – 84.5 mg/l for Sulphate, 44 mg/l – 141.6 mg/l for Chloride and 0.17 mg/l and 0.32 mg/l for Fluoride. When compared to World Health Organization standards, results obtained show that water from shallow wells in Minna metropolis meet the water quality standards.

 Keywords: Anions, Water quality, Shallow wells, Minna


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