2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Microbiological assessment of waste dump site at Obo market, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo LGA, Akwa Ibom State
Author(s): Dr. Grace Michael Ikon, Abasiubong Victor Nelson and Akpanudo Abasiekeme Ekere
Abstract: The aim of the study was to carry out microbiological assessment of the microorganisms associated with waste dumpsite. A total of six samples of waste were collected from different dumpsite in Obo market at Etim Ekpo local Government Area and were examined for their microbiology and physiochemical properties using standard laboratory techniques. A total of eleven (11) microorganisms were isolated from soil samples, eight (8) were bacteria isolates, while three (3) were fungal isolates. The bacterial isolates were identified to be Escherchia coli, Staphyloccus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, klepsiella species, Bacillus cereus, Micrococcus species, Actinomyces israeli and Enterobacter aerogenes while the fungal species were Penicillium notatum, Aspergillus niger and mucor species. Enumeration of total heterotrophic and total coliform bacteria and fungi isolation, characterization and identification of these isolates were all done using standard microbiological techniques.This shows that the soil in that area contains a lot of bacteria and chemical pollutant that exceeded recommended standard. The total coliform count ranged from 3.2 × 104 to 6.1×102 while total heterotrophic bacterial and fungal count ranged from 2.6×104 4.3×102cfu/g and 2.0×104 to 3.1×102cfu/g respectively. Municipal and industrial waste in the market contribute to the high contents of bacteria and chemical pollutant that exceed the recommended standard of 20% municipal waste, 15% commercial waste and 30% mineral oil and heavy metals respectively. This was achieved when the population was multiplied by the waste generation per head/day ×365days in the recommended standard hence these constitute a public health issue.
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Dr. Grace Michael Ikon, Abasiubong Victor Nelson, Akpanudo Abasiekeme Ekere. Microbiological assessment of waste dump site at Obo market, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo LGA, Akwa Ibom State. J Adv Microbiol Res 2022;3(2):56-58.