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Determination of total hydrocarbon and total petroleum hydrocarbon in the sediments of Oturuba river

 Department: Chemistry  
 By: usericon timkason  

 Project ID: 5913
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Abstract
Petroleum hydrocarbons are one of the major pollutants which are frequently discharged into the coastal water. A wide range of contaminants are continuously introduced into the aquatic environment mainly due to the increase in industrialization, technological development growing human population, oil exploration and exploitation, and agricultural and domestic waste runoff and may contribute greatly, to the poor quality of river water. Samples were collected from different locations series of standard solutions were prepared using dilution relation. After the experiment, it was found that in some places like sample station C (SSC) with the result values of 14250.0, 11918.2 and sample station D (SSD) with the result values of 12108.0, 5588.7 which shows that the level of TPH and THC was found to be very high respectively, because of the illegal refining of crude oil which run off to the river. Also,  places like sample station A (SSA) with the result values of 5481.8, 4827.3 and sample station F (SSF) with the result values of 5095.5, 3843.2 which shows that the level of TPH and THC was found to be low respectively. While in places like sample station B (SSB) with the result values of 6218.2, 4254.5  and sample station E (SSE) with the result values of 7959.1, 6027.3  which shows that the level of TPH and THC found were not too low and not too high respectively because of the illegal refining of crude oil that discharge into the river. It is evident from the results that some of the sites are grossly– polluted and further studies should be carried out in order to identify key pressures and allows prioritization of actions to resolve problems in the future....
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