Geology and Water Quality of Agbogugu and Environs, Enugu State, South Eastern, Nigeria
- Post by: airjournals
- April 10, 2023
- Comments off
This study presents the geology and water quality of surface and groundwater within Agbogugu and environs, south eastern, Nigeria. The geology of the area was grouped into three lithological units; unit A comprises of planar, laminated shale, unit B comprises of bioturbated, planar, cross-bedded and sweley cross-stratified sandstone, while unit C comprises of planar laminated sandy shale and ironstone. Ten samples were collected and analysed for their physic-chemical proprieties. The minimum and maximum values of pH (4.4-5.7 on pH scale), TDS (009-112), Electrical conductivity (15-200). Ca+(10-35), Mg2+ (12-38), Na+ (0.01-0.05), and Cl+ (142-319.50); the trace element are relatively low except for Fe (0.01-0.16). piper and stiff diagram show that the water type is Mg2++Cl– which indicates a solution of precipitation with little variation in TDS due to the differences in temperature which causes dissolution, ion exchange capacity and adsorption.
Keywords: Groundwater; Hydrogeochemistry; Surface Water; Agbogugu; Water Quality
Ezike, Ejiofor Chinedu1 and Okonkwo, Henry Ifeanyichukwu2