International Journal of Medical Sociology and Anthropology

International Journal of Medical Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 10 (5), pp. 001-003, May, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Short Communication

Studies on the physico-chemical parameters of Omi water body of Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria

Fafioye, O. O.*, Olurin, K. B., and Sowunmi, A. A.

Department of Biological Sciences, Ogun state University, P.M.B 2002, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria.

Accepted 25 January, 2020

Abstract

In Omi water body, the physico-chemical parameters such as dissolved oxygen ranged from 1.4 to 4.8 mg/L; pH, 6.7 to 7.2; temperature, 26.5 to 31.5°C; alkalinity, 24.2 to 25.4 ppm; conductivity, 23.0 to 28.3 Ohms/cm; turbidity 0.11 to 0.15 m; and free carbon dioxide from 3.5 to 4.5 mg/L. Dissolved oxygen, pH and water temperature serve as variables since the fluctuation of one affects the values of others. The investigation shows that Omi water is safe for drinking when purified.

Key words: Omi water, Ago-Iwoye, physico-chemical parameters.