Uwidia and Ukulu
Greener Journal of Physical Sciences Vol. 3 (3), pp. 110-114, April 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7851 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 110512217
Studies on Electrical Conductivity and total Dissolved Solids Concentration in Raw Domestic wastewater obtained from an Estate in Warri, Nigeria
I. E. Uwidia1* and H.S Ukulu2
Department of Chemistry, College of Education Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
Corresponding Author’s E-mail: uwidiaie @yahoo. com
Composite samples of raw domestic wastewater obtained from a
sewage treatment plant located in an estate in Warri,
Nigeria were analysed for electrical conductivity and total
dissolved solids. The essence of this work was to establish
an empirical relationship between the two pollution
parameters using correlation and regression analysis. Mean
values of the electrical conductivity (EC) ranged from 220.6
to 367.0µS/cm while mean values of the total dissolved
solids ranged from 100.0 to 206.0mg/l. The correlation
coefficient was 0.95. The regression analysis showed a
strong significant linear relationship between electrical
conductivity and total dissolved solids concentration in the
raw domestic wastewater.
Keywords: Electrical Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, Domestic wastewater, Pollution, Correlation, Regression.