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Levels of Heavy Metals in the Effluents of Forcados Terminal from Delta State

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
  • 2Department of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 6, Issue (8), Pages 20-23, August,18 (2016)

Abstract

Levels of heavy metals in the effluent samples from Forcados Terminal in Warri, Delta State were studied from May 2008 to June 2009. Effluent samples were collected from the two Barge Jetties A and B and Two Saver Pits 1 and 2 inside the tank farm. A total of 96 effluent samples were collected throughout the study period. The levels of heavy metals of the effluent samples were determined using Hach methods as recommended by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM). The results of the heavy metals tested showed that most of the parameters tested complied with their respective DPR and FEMENV Limits for nearshore environments. There was statistical difference at p &

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