Greener Journal of Physical Sciences

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Uwidia and Ukulu

Greener Journal of  Physical Sciences  Vol. 3 (3), pp. 110-114, April 2013.  

ISSN: 2276-7851 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

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


Abstract:

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.

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