This work examined some physicochemical parameters of effluents from a Brewery Industry in Port Harcourt. This company discharged effluent in non-compliance with the Nigerian National Regulations as confirmed from the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) having 11.6 for sample 1, 10.8 for sample 2 and 7.3 for sample 3 and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) ranging from 11.6 for sample 1, 10.8 for sample 2 and 7.3 for sample 3. From the results of the elemental analysis of the Industrial effluent of the company, the values for Cd, Cr, Pb and Fe did not fall within the range of the limit set by WHO. The study has shown that the Brewery Industry effluent had their BOD, COD, pH and Colour above the required WHO standard. This undoubtedly has negative impacts both on the environment and living things including humans. Since the results of analyses have shown that the Brewery Industry effluents are not well treated, it has been recommended that Regulatory agencies of states and Nigeria should monitor and ensure compliance of proper effluent treatment by Industries. These confirmed results posed health risks to several rural communities which rely on the receiving water bodies as their primary source of domestic water. There is need for the intervention of appropriate regulatory agencies to ensure production of high quality treated final effluents. This scenario is typical of most industries in developing nations where enforcement of environmental regulations are deficient. To avoid pollution, Regulatory Authorities should closely monitor compliance by industries.
Quality Assessment, Physicochemical Characteristics, Wastewater, Brewery Industry
Love W. Arimieari , Confidence D. Akari "Physicochemical Characteristics of Wastewater from Brewery in Port Harcourt, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 4 Issue 6 2020 Page 24-29
Love W. Arimieari , Confidence D. Akari "Physicochemical Characteristics of Wastewater from Brewery in Port Harcourt, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 4(6)