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Well Water Quality Assessment Using Water Quality Index in Warri Metropolis, Delta State, Nigeria (Published)

Well water samples from sixteen locations were collected and analysed within Warri metropolis to ascertain their quality using water quality index (WQI). The WQI was determined based on thirteen physico-chemical parameters. All the physico-chemical parameters of the well waters analysed were within standard regulatory limits. The water quality rating and water quality index (WQI) of the sixteen locations range from 23.61 (Ovwian) to 32.95 (Ugbomro) indicating the water quality to be of good quality. Most of the well water sampled are used for drinking purposes and as a result are provided with casing on the side called “rings” while the top is usually provided with a cover and are locked to prevent stray objects and other unwated materials from entering the well. This provides a good protection and prevention mechanisn for all the well waters. Overall the results indicate that the different well waters samples analysed from Warri Metropolis are safe for human consumptions therefore may not need further treatment.

 

Keywords: Parameters, Warri metropolis, Water Quality Index, physic-chemical, well water

EFFECT OF PH AND TEMPERATURE ON FUNCTIONAL PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ASPARAGUS BEAN (VIGNA SESQUIPEDALIS) FLOURS AND MOIN-MOIN PRODUCTION FROM THE FLOUR (Published)

Asparagus bean (Vigna sesquipedalis) seeds of black colour species were processed into full fat flour, defeated four, protein concentrate and isolate. The physic-chemical, functional properties and sensory evaluation of moin-moin produced from the flour samples were investigated. The effects of pH and temperature on some of the seed weight were 0.09±0.01g and seed size of 0.7348±0.09. the protein content of the concentrate and isolate had a higher value of 66.85±0.350% and 88.98±0.02% respectively when compared with that of full fat flour (23.32±0.02%) and defatted flour (25.10±0.20%). The protein concentrate and isolate had no fat and crude fibre content and carbohydrate content of 24.27±0.39% and 2.04±0.217% respectively. There was significant difference (p<0.05) between the protein concentrate, isolate and Asparagus bean flour. The effect of temperature on foaming, swelling and water absorption showed increased functionality with increasing temperature while the effect of pH on foaming, swelling and water absorption decreased with increasing pH. The sensory evaluation of the moin-moin produced from the different flour samples showed significant difference (p<0.05) in the sensory attribute.

Keywords: Asparagus bean, Moin-moin, functionality, physic-chemical