Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Page: 31-36
Rapid Analysis of Phyical Parameters of Tape Water in Benadir Region, Mogadishu Somalia
Mohamed Ibrahim Abdi-Soojeede, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Science, Hope University, Mogadishu, Somalia; Center for Research Development Service, Hope University, Mogadishu, Somali
Feisal Abdullah Salad, Department of Clinical Laboratory, Faculty of Health Science, Hope University, Mogadishu, Somalia
Received: Feb. 26, 2020;       Accepted: Mar. 9, 2020;       Published: Mar. 23, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20200501.15      View  25      Downloads  29
Abstract
This study was designed to determine the Physical Parameters of Tap water to evaluate their quality in Benadir region, Mogadishu Somalia, The objective of this study was to investigate the presence of dissolved chemical in tap water in Benadir region. Methods: The study design was used analysis methods with experimental test of tape water in Mogadishu, Somalia. Researchers used rapid detection strips like pH, specific gravity, and the Sample size was 31 out of 35 of target sample, 31 sample is least sample size that can be used. The sample procedure was non probability particularly snow ball. The Result: in table 1, declares sample took was different (some districts took one sample, others with two samples, or three samples and four samples) so they got different percentage, the major sample was 4 and took in Yaqshid district with percentage 12.9%, also the pH 5.0 has 35.5%, pH 5.5 has 16.1% and pH 6.0 has 19.4%, all have lower than the normal ranges, their total percentages was 71% which means the tape waters in Mogadishu have lower pH than the normal ranges mentioned by WHO. So that the results in table 2 have 1 (3.2%), was 1.000 SpG, which means the one sample took in Wadajir district was normal water, 8 (25.8%) was 1.005 SpG, in eight samples (Yaqshid, Abdiaziz, Kaxda, Hilawaa, Wadajir, and daynile) 13 (41.9%) was 1.010 SpG, in thirteen samples, 7 (22.6%) was 1.015 SpG, in seven samples, 1 (3.2%), was 1.020 SpG, in one sample and last 1 (3.2%), was 1.025 SpG, in one sample. The table 3; shows you that the nitrogen presence in water, the result was 27 (87.1%) of the samples was Negative nitrogen, and 4 (12.9%) of the samples was positive nitrogen. Conclusion: Water sample from the studied area was not good for drinking because they have low Ph and also they have high specific Gravity (1.05) Recommendation: Researchers recommend first; to mobilize the community through mass media to educate the harmful effect of water on human health, secondly; the government must establish center for water purification and distribute them to save the lives of the whole community.
Keywords
Somalia, Physical Water, Tape Water, Rapid Testing, Benadir Region, Mogadishu
To cite this article
Mohamed Ibrahim Abdi-Soojeede, Feisal Abdullah Salad, Rapid Analysis of Phyical Parameters of Tape Water in Benadir Region, Mogadishu Somalia, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 31-36. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20200501.15
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