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The Effects of Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms) Infestation on the Physico-Chemistry, Nutrient and Heavy Metal Content of Badagry Creek and Ologe Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria

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Author(s): P.E. Ndimele

Journal: Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
ISSN 1994-7887

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 128;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: lagos lagoon complex | phytoremediation | pollution | aquatic macrophyte | Water quality

ABSTRACT
Some physico-chemistry, nutrients and heavy metal content of Badagry Creek, Ologe Lagoon, Agbara and Ojo were compared to ascertain the effects of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) on these variables of the water bodies. Three of the water bodies (Ologe Lagoon, Agbara and Badagry Creek) have water hyacinth infestation and the control (Ojo) was free from water hyacinth through out the period of the study. This study was carried out between January, 2010 to August, 2010. Eleven physico-chemical parameters, 4 nutrients and 5 heavy metals were measured. The observed values shows that their was significant difference (p
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