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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 64-70
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.64.70
 
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Assessment of Groundwater Quality in the Al-Butana Region of Sudan

Abdelmonem M. Abdellah, Hago M. Abdel-Magid and Nadia A. Yahia

Abstract:
The quality of drinking groundwater of Al-Butana region of Sudan was investigated. In this study a total of 209 well water samples belonging to previous Construction Analysis (CA) and a total of 121 well water samples belonging to the Current Study (CS) were compared and statistically analyzed. The comparison indicated that there are obvious differences between the CA and the CS with respect to their chemical constituents. The TDS concentration levels tend to decrease by excessive pumping in the investigated boreholes of the study area. Almost, all of the examined boreholes (with the exception of 6.2% CS and 2% CS) revealed TDS concentrations well below the maximum permissible level of 1000 mg L-1 adopted by the Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization. Generally, the measurements of pH, EC, TH, cations and anions of the investigated well water samples seemed to be unstable and fluctuating up-and-down with a whole decrease in TDS during well water pumping. The fluctuation of well water constituents is submitted to the natural physicochemical equilibrium that termed by this study.
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How to cite this article:

Abdelmonem M. Abdellah, Hago M. Abdel-Magid and Nadia A. Yahia, 2012. Assessment of Groundwater Quality in the Al-Butana Region of Sudan. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 64-70.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.64.70

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2012.64.70

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