Don Calls For Adequate Treatment, Disinfection Processes Of Water Before Use


Don Calls For Adequate Treatment, Disinfection Processes Of Water Before Use

 

By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City

A Professor of Biochemistry , Prof Ugbenyen Anthony Moses on Wednesday stressed the urgent need to properly provide adequate treatment to water and ensure disinfection processes before domestic use so as to reduce the risk of heavy metal toxicities as well as waterborne diseases.

Prof Ugbenyen made the call while delivering the 16th inaugural lecture series of the Edo State University Uzairue with the topic,”Biopolymers As Eco-friendly Alternative In Water/Wastewater Purification: A Public Health Concern.”

According to him, water is a very important natural resources needed for the survival of living organisms.

He stated that water is an instrument for the production of food and also economic improvement, which is prone to different contaminant/pollution that makes it difficult for use without treatment.

The professor of Biochemistry stated that the state government should put in more effort into setting up a monitoring and evaluation body to see to the periodic evaluation of natural waters as well as prevent excessive human anthropogenic activities that may result in contamination of waters.

Earlier in his opening address, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Dawood Omolumen Egbefo said the university since inception has been dedicated to fostering academic excellence, consistently aligning with its vision of becoming a centre of excellence in quality teaching, research, innovation and community development.

“Our institution leverages technology-driven educational resources for teaching, learning and evaluation, demonstrating our commitment to quality education saying this dedication reflect our university’s core values and has earned us recognition both domestically and internationally”.

 

He said inaugural lectures perpetuated the tradition of senior academic staff sharing insights through their inaugural lecture series adding that the intention is to develop a tradition where professors present their inaugural lecture within the twelve months of their elevation to the rank.


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