EVALUATION OF WASTEWATER EFFLUENTS QUALITY FROM INTAFACT BEVERAGES LIMITED IN EASTERN NIGERIA

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C. C. EZEMBA
O. C. OKONKWO
E. N. CHUKWURA

Abstract

The brewing industry is a booming industry in Nigeria that generates employment and revenues for the citizens and the government. Amount of beers consumed by the populace is quite large, which has led to year on production of beers and subsequent production of effluents from breweries. Proper effluent management is an integral part of an efficient production company. This research aimed at accessing brewery effluent quality using APHA standard method for the analysis of the water samples and the results obtained were compared with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency/ Ministry of Environment, 1991,(FEPA) and Federal Ministry of Environment 1999 (FMENV)., Limits showed that most of the results were within the recommended standard guideline except for some parameters with values that are either higher or lower than the set limits. The objectives were to: conduct the physico-chemical parameters of the waste water samples and to determine the elemental analysis using Agilent 720 ICP-OES. The physico-chemical evaluation showed that the effluent had a mean conductivity value of 50.9±1.05 (us/cm), turbidity value of 48.6±0.15 NTD, chloride value of 85.00±0.05 mg/l, salinity of 1.55±0.01 mg/l, BOD of 124 mg/l, total solid of 584.04±0.02 mg/l, total suspended solids of 158.04±0.02 mg/l, sulphate value of 131.27±0.01 mg/l, protein of 2.8 %, calcium hardness of 260.00±0.01, magnesium of 19.5 as well as the presence of  heavy metals such as Arsenic, Iron, Cobalt, Chromium, Lead, Mercury and Cadmium. These effluent waste water adversely impacts humans when they get into the food chain so strict measures have to be set up to ensure standard effluent treatment plants and regulations. Moreso, enforcement of these regulation duelly enforced.

Keywords:
Intafact, beverages, brewery, effluent quality and management, physic-chemical parameters

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EZEMBA, C. C., OKONKWO, O. C., & CHUKWURA, E. N. (2021). EVALUATION OF WASTEWATER EFFLUENTS QUALITY FROM INTAFACT BEVERAGES LIMITED IN EASTERN NIGERIA. Journal of Global Ecology and Environment, 13(4), 68-77. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JOGEE/article/view/7260
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