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Nov 22, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Assessment of Physicochemical Parameters in Relation with Ecology of Bagrus bayad (Fabricius, 1785, Bagridae) in Lake Albert, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Joseph Masirika Matunguru, Gabriel Mukabo Okito, Sharon Lubembe, Jonas Jariekong’a Uvon, Frank Lutili, Jean-Jacques Bagalwa Mashimango, Claver Sibomana, Mulongaibalu Mbalassa, Alex Lina, Venant Nshombo Muderhwa, Jean-Claude Micha, Gaspard Ntakimazi
The objective of this study is to assess the water quality of Lake Albert based on its physico-chemical characteristics in relation with Bagrus bayad ecology in the province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The study undertaken between December 2019 and November 2020 in six stations (Drigi, Kicha ya Drigi, Grand Bale, Ingbokolo, Njerere and Songa Tabu) allowed the measurement of physical parameters such as pH, electrical conductivity (EC) and temperature (T), Turbidity, Total Di...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109488


Aug 26, 2022Open    AccessArticle

An Effective Method for Adsorption of Pb2 , Cd2 , and Cu2 from Wastewater by Using NaXZeolite-Derived from Coal Gangue

Hikmatullah Ahmadi, Yun Duan, Shakeel Hussain, Sadat Sayed Hafiz, Habibullah Sharifi, Sayed Sanaullah Habibi
A study was conducted to investigate the behavior and mechanics of NaXzeolite on the adsorption of (Pb2 , Cd2 , and Cu2 ) from simulated wastewater. NaXzeolite was synthesized from coal gangue by an Alkali-based hydrothermal process. A number of techniques have been employed to analyze the production of adsorbents, including X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy with X-ray energy analysis (SEM-EDX), Fourier transform infrared...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109102


Aug 25, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Delineation of Morphometric Attributes of Ajaokuta River Basin in Nigeria Using Earth Observation System Based Data and GIS

Udo E. Ahuchaogu, Oliver C. Ojinnaka, Akajiaku C. Chukwuocha, Uchenna U. Duru, Okwudiri J. Ugwu, Chukwuemeka O. Godswill
In contemporary times, the pace of climatic changes is increasing at an alarming rate, therefore there is a need to adopt the most reliable technologies to monitor and sustain our environments. Therefore, the aim of this study is to define the morphometric attributes of Ajeokuta River Basin using earth observation system based data in geographic information system environment. Morphometric characterization of the basin has been carried out to understand the spatial variations in morphometric par...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109110


Jun 30, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Risk Assessment of Drinking Water Using WSP for Azraq Spring-Jordan

Hassan T. Khrisat
Water Safety Plan (WSP) is considered as a collaborative approach dedicated to the risks of water impurity in a drinking water operating system, started at the catchment and finished at the end user, to protect people’s health. The aim of this study is to accomplish a WSP for the drinking water operation system of Azraq Spring. It is located in Fuhais in the northwestern part of Balqa, about 20 km west of Amman. The catchment area is 23.71 km2 and it has a perimeter of 20.42 km. Semi-...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108899


Jun 30, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Assessment of Physico-Chemical and Microbiological Quality of Drinking Water in Differet Upazilas of Noakhali District in Bangladesh

Md. Solayman Miah, Md. Ariful Islam*, Md. Tazul Islam, Md. Anwar Ul Alam, Supriya Ghosh, Marium Sultana
The name of water is called life. Providing safe drinking water is one of the momentous public health precedencies and the drinking water quality is closely associated with human health. The most important human well-being is affordable, abundant, and clean drinking water. This study has been conducted for assessing the drinking water quality of various locations in Noakhali. Total of nine water samples have been collected from three different locations (Sadar, Begumgonj, and Hatiya). Each sampl...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108806


Apr 28, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Effects of Oil Production on Groundwater Levels in Lokichar Basin, Turkana County, Kenya

Franklin Muchiri Gitari, Mary K. Makokha, Chris A. Shisanya, David Mbugua
Increased groundwater abstraction may lead to decline in water levels. This study investigated the effects of oil production on groundwater levels in Lokichar basin in Turkana County, Kenya. The specific objectives were to: 1) establish changes in groundwater demand and 2) determine borehole water levels in the study area. Water levels for two boreholes within the study area were recorded between 12th August and 11th September 2020. The Kenya Ministry of Water and Irrigation Design Manual guidel...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108668


Feb 28, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Trace Metals Evaluation of Groundwater in the Granito-Basaltic Fractured Rock Aquiferous Formations in Bafoussam, West Region—Cameroon

Jovens Nyangang Aduck, Agbor Ngale Ma-Effeti, Sharon Ntube Ngwese, Richard Ayuk II Akoachere
Bafoussam is situated between latitude 5.42N - 5.60N and longitude 10.38E - 10.48E, is the capital and largest city in the Western Region of Cameroon. Increased urbanization and agricultural activities have potentials for trace metal pollution of groundwater. As such, trace metals evaluation of groundwater in Bafoussam is among the most important environmental issues related to contamination from natural and anthropogenic sources. This study investigated the trace metal content of groundwater so...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108331


Jan 28, 2022Open    AccessArticle

The Review of Water Use Efficiency and Water Productivity Metrics and Their Role in Sustainable Water Resources Management

Dominico B. Kilemo
Our planet faces a challenge of producing food to meet the demand of current population which is projected to increase by the year 2050. This implies producing more food from the existing fresh water resources which are already stressed. This is because agriculture accounts for 70% global fresh water consumption; the rest is domestic and industrial use. Yet, water is unevenly distributed globally, causing some countries to be water-rich and others water-poor. Agricultural water management provid...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107075


Jan 14, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Trace Element Evaluation of Groundwater in Douala, Cameroon

Ngwese Sharon Ntube, Aduck Jovens Nyangang, Ma-Effeti Ngale Agbor, Akoachere Richard Ayuk II
Douala, situated between latitude 4.00 - 4.15 and longitude 9.65 - 9.95, is the economic capital of Cameroon in the Littoral Region and it hosts more than 80% of the industries in the Country. Increased urbanization and agricultural activities have a potential for trace metal contamination as such, the trace metal evaluation of groundwater in Douala begs our attention. This study investigated the trace metal content of groundwater sources; determined estimates of the health hazard and pollution ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108267


Dec 30, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Hydrogeochemical and Biological Evaluation of Packaged Groundwater Sold in Douala City, Cameroon

Ma-Effeti Ngale Agbor, Ngwese Sharon Ntube, Aduck Jovens Nyangang, Akoachere Richard Ayuk II
Douala is the economic capital of Cameroon situated between latitude 4.00 - 4.15 and longitude 9.65 - 9.95 with an estimated population of over two million and 65,000 households connected to the water supply network. The Douala/Kribi-Campo Basin is a divergent, marginal rift basin and one of the two Atlantic coastal basins of Cameroon, the other being the Rio del Rey Basin. This study evaluates the quality of packaged (Bottled/Sachet/Refilled) groundwater in Douala using hydrogeochemical tools: ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108227


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