Innovare Journal of Sciences <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 15.0pt; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Open Sans',sans-serif;">Innovare Journal of Sciences is a peer-reviewed and open-access Journal, published annually onward Jan 2022 (single volume with a single issue for each calendar year). The accepted articles are published online immediately after the acceptance. It is dedicated to publishing good quality research work &amp; patents in the sciences. It has been created to facilitate the exchange of information about the latest and future scientific discoveries and stimulate global research activities on earth and the universe. The Journal's scope is with the emphasis on <strong>Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics</strong>. It also includes other areas such as Nature Science, Environmental &amp; Atmospheric Science, Space science, Animal Science, Industrial Science, Water Science, Bio-medical Science, Forest Science, Planet Science, Travel &amp; Tourism Science, Soil Science, Earth Science, Bio-resource Science, Fuel Science, Geographical science (Ocean science, Mountain science, River science), Disaster science (Earthquake, Tsunami &amp; Volcano science), Population science, Magnetic science. The Journal publishes original research work either as an original article or a Short Communication. Review Articles on a current topic in the said fields are also considered.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Abstracting and Indexing</span></strong></p> <p>OAI, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CNKI (China Knowledege Resource Integrated Database)</a>, LOCKKS, Open J-Gate, Google Scholar, OCLC (World Digital Collection Gateway), UIUC</p> <p><strong>ICV- 3.18 (2012)</strong></p> Innovare Academic Sciences Pvt Ltd en-US Innovare Journal of Sciences 2321-5496 BACTERIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF KWATA ABATTOIR WASTE WATER AWKA, NIGERIA <p>Abattoir wastes can have a detrimental effect on the environment, public health, animal health, and economy of a country if they are not effectively managed and controlled. The bacteriological evaluation of waste water from Kwata abattoir was carried out to determine the bacterial load present and if the waste water generated is suitable for direct discharge into the environment. A total of two samples were aseptically collected, in which the physicochemical analysis of the waste water showed objectionable color and odor, pH of 7.3 and 6.5, and temperature of 30.2°C and 25.3°C for samples A and B, respectively, of which the pH and temperature were within acceptable limits by WHO. The membrane filter method was used to determine the total coliform and thermotolerant coliform counts present per 100 mL of the samples using MacConkey agar and Eosin Methylene Blue Agar, respectively. The total viable count was obtained for both samples: 5.1×105 CFU/mL for sample A and 1.4×106 CFU/mL for sample B. Phenotypic and biochemical tests were carried out for four isolates, which include <em>Escherichia coli</em>, <em>Salmonella </em>spp., <em>Bacillus </em>spp., and <em>Bacillus cereus</em>. Thus, it can be concluded from the above study that untreated abattoir waste water contains a high level of pollutants, which supports the growth of the microbial population, as evidenced in the microbial study. Therefore, waste water has to be treated before discharge into the environment to protect public health and promote the safety of the environment.</p> EZEOKOLI CM AGU KC NWOSU JC ORJI MU UWANTA LI UMEODUAGU ND VICTOR-ADULOJU AT IKENWA BO Copyright (c) 2023 EZEOKOLI CM, AGU KC, NWOSU JC, ORJI MU, UWANTA LI, UMEODUAGU ND, VICTOR-ADULOJU AT, IKENWA BO 2023-07-12 2023-07-12 1 4 10.22159/ijs.2023.v11i1.48519