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Arsenic occurrence in groundwater sources of Lake Victoria basin in Tanzania
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4350-9950
2016 (English)In: Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016, CRC Press/Balkema , 2016, 86-87 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Increasing naturally occurring toxic substances are becoming threat to many safer groundwater sources worldwide. Their detection, scale of occurrence and removal procedures requires sophisticated tools. This study employs geostatistical methods to study the extent of arsenic occurrence over Lake Victoria basin in Tanzania. Water samples are randomly taken at village level from available drinking water source, tested at water quality laboratory to quantify levels of As concentrations. The study further uses fuzzy logics to identify areas with no, low, moderate and high As concentrations based on the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) standards of 0.01 mg/L and 0.05 mg/L As respectively. The result of this study is vital to understanding severity of As contamination and prediction of potential human health effects dwelling within these regions. 

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CRC Press/Balkema , 2016. 86-87 p.
Keyword [en]
Fuzzy logic, Groundwater, Lakes, Potable water, Sustainable development, Water quality, As contaminations, Drinking water sources, Geostatistical method, Groundwater sources, Human health effects, Naturally occurring, Water quality Laboratory, World Health Organization, Arsenic
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-207540ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85017035022ISBN: 9781138029415 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-207540DiVA: diva2:1103794
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6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016, 19 June 2016 through 23 June 2016
Note

Conference code: 175559; Export Date: 22 May 2017; Conference Paper. QC 20170531

Available from: 2017-05-31 Created: 2017-05-31 Last updated: 2017-05-31Bibliographically approved

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