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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Physicochemical parameters, Heavy metals and some ions Analysis in drinking water in selected Districts of Gedio Zone, Ethiopia


Volume 11, Issue 1, April 2015, Pages 1–5

 Physicochemical parameters, Heavy metals and some ions Analysis in drinking water  in selected Districts of Gedio Zone, Ethiopia

Degu Lere Keshebo1 and Mekonnen Yeshitila Degefu2

1 Dilla College of Teachers Education Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 334, Dilla, Ethiopia
2 Dilla College of Teachers Education Department of Biology, P.O. Box 334, Dilla, Ethiopia

Original language: English

Received 23 October 2014

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Contamination of drinking water is an important health risk factor due to the attendant toxic effect linked to it. We therefore assessed the quality of water samples in each of the study areas of Gedyo Zone where water quality suspected with some problems by Zonal water quality administrative. In this study, heavy metals, fluoride, phosphorus light metals and physicochemical parameters of the water samples including pH, turbidity, total dissolved solids (TDS) were determined. The pH ranged from 6.77 to 8.19; while turbidity ranged from 3.78 to 40.2 NFU for borehole water in the study areas. On the other hand, TDS was in the order of 1.83 to 62. The levels of fluoride and phosphorus are in the acceptable range according to WHO permissive limit. Mean concentration of heavy metals for the water samples in all of the study areas were found to be in WHO acceptable range. However, Iron (Fe) level in Dilla College of Teacher`s Education (DCTE) exceeded WHO permissive level. Findings from this study show that water sources in the DCTE has high amount of iron and its turbidity is very high compared to other site in the study areas, which needs further treatment before dispatching for the public use.

Author Keywords: Drinking-water, physicochemical parameters, heavy metals, Fluoride and phosphorus.


How to Cite this Article


Degu Lere Keshebo and Mekonnen Yeshitila Degefu, “Physicochemical parameters, Heavy metals and some ions Analysis in drinking water in selected Districts of Gedio Zone, Ethiopia,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1–5, April 2015.