Characterizing Automobile Industrial Wastewater and its Impacts on Surrounding Water Quality

  • Ugwu Samson Nnaemeka Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NIGERIA
  • Anyadike Chinenye Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NIGERIA
  • Ugwuishiwu Boniface Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NIGERIA
  • Ndulue Emeka Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NIGERIA
Keywords: Water Quality, Wastewater, Automobile Industry

Abstract

The wastewater from industries varies so greatly in both flow and pollution strength. So, it is impossible to assign fixed values to their constituents. It is necessary to pretreat the wastes prior to release to the municipal system since lack of adequate treatment of the effluent can cause deterioration of the ecosystem, die off and contamination of the aquatic environment. These adverse effects necessitated the study of wastewater effect on surface water body at Emene Industrial Layout, Enugu State, Nigeria. Wastewater samples were collected, analyzed and compared with the plot of treatment means. The results obtained from the study were compared with WHO and NIS 554 water standards. The wastewater analysis suggested that contaminant at the untreated stage was very high. The results of the treated and river sample were within the WHO and NIS 554 allowable water ranges. Samples at discharge point recorded increased values which suggest high re-contamination along the open channel (from non-point sources) before discharge. This calls for proper monitoring and treatment of the industrial effluent prior to ground water recharge or discharge to surface water.

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Published
2021-06-15
How to Cite
Ugwu Samson Nnaemeka, Anyadike Chinenye, Ugwuishiwu Boniface, & Ndulue Emeka. (2021). Characterizing Automobile Industrial Wastewater and its Impacts on Surrounding Water Quality. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 11(3), 111-115. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijemr.11.3.19
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