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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 2309-2319
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.2309.2319
 
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Investigation of Groundwater Quality Control in Adamawa-Cameroon Region
Aretouyap Zakari, Njandjock Nouck Philippe, Ekoro Nkoungou Harlin, Meli`I Jorelle Larissa and Lepatio Tchieg Steve Alain

Abstract:
According to the standard method recommended by the American Public Health Association (APHA), 34 samples were collected and analyzed for various parameters such as pH, temperature, color, turbidity, total hardness, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen, total alkalinity, iron, manganese, major ions chloride, calcium, sulfate, nitrate, phosphate, sodium and potassium in order to master the hydro-chemical changes of water quality in the Adamawa-Cameroon region. This analysis indicates that, some parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen, iron, turbidity and temperature are in alarming proportions in certain samples compared to the standards recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Also, ordinary Kriging analysis was conducted to investigate the spatial distribution of these non standard parameters. The global water quality index for the region has been calculated and its value is equal to 82.11. The approach used in this study can be recommended to control the evolution in time and space properties of groundwater and can be conducted in other areas for the study of similar phenomena.
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How to cite this article:

Aretouyap Zakari, Njandjock Nouck Philippe, Ekoro Nkoungou Harlin, Meli`I Jorelle Larissa and Lepatio Tchieg Steve Alain, 2014. Investigation of Groundwater Quality Control in Adamawa-Cameroon Region. Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 2309-2319.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.2309.2319

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2014.2309.2319

 
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