This study investigated Total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) content of groundwater samples from Jesse and environs, Delta State Nigeria to ascertain the level of concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and the Aliphatic components in the water sample from the study area.10 groundwater samples were collected from ten (10) different water borehole in Urhodo, Okurodo, Ajanasa, Idjedaka. etc in Jesse. The samples collected were analyzed using Gas chromatography method (GC-MS method). The result shows that the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content ranges from 0.002 to 0.007(mg/l) and the aliphatic hydrocarbon content ranges from 0.03 to 0.422 mg/l. This concentrations levels when compared with standard limits from World Health Organization (WHO) tables, indicates that the concentrations of the Total petroleum hydrocarbon is relatively low and within the permissible limit. Thus, the contamination of the environment by total petroleum hydrocarbon in the study area pose no harmful threat to the environment. However, Periodic monitoring will serve for the protection of the groundwater supply in the study area. Further oil spillage should be avoided as it may lead to accumulations of hydrocarbons at dangerous level.
Title = "Hydrocarbon Concentration Levels in Groundwater in Jesse and Environ, Ethiope West L.G.A. Delta State, Nigeria",
Journal ="International Journal of Computer Applications Technology and Research(IJCATR)",
Volume = "7",
Pages ="241 - 269",
Year = "2018",
Authors ="Ibezue Victoria C , Odesa Erhiga G. , Ndukwe John O , Nwabineli Emma O "}
The paper centered on environmental effects of oil spills
Gas Chromatographic analysis identified PAH in samples
Detection limits still acceptable in samples
Monitoring to check dangerous accumulation is suggested.