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Hydrochemistry and fluoride contamination in Ndali-Kasenda crater lakes, Albertine Graben: Assessment based on multivariate statistical approach and human health risk.
Abstract Hydrochemistry of crater lakes (n=15) in the Ndali-Kasenda cluster was deciphered using standard methods of the American Public Health Association to understand the major ion chemistry; spatial distribution, occurrence, and non-carcinogenic health risks due to exposure to fluoride levels in the lakes in Ndali- Kasenda cluster, Albertine Graben. Numerous economic activities take place in […]Uganda Volcanoes
Hydrogeochemical processes in groundwater in Uganda: a national-scale analysis.
Highlights Dominant ions in groundwater are in sequence: Ca2+>Na+>Mg2+>K+ and HCO3–> SO42- > Cl–. Bicarbonate is the dominant anion in 95% of sampled groundwaters. Key processes are biogeochemical weathering and cation exchange. Groundwater is fresh: TDS <8% exceedance of WHO (2011), EC < 1000 uS cm-1 (96%). baseline study for temporal impact of hydrogeochemical processes and human […]Uganda
Fluoride contamination and its optimum upper limit in groundwater from Sukulu Hills, Tororo District, Uganda.
Highlights Borehole water contained higher fluoride concentration than water from springs. Some water sources (14% of samples) contained fluoride levels higher than 1.5 mg/L, the WHO guideline value for drinking water. High fluoride levels correspond to high TDS values at near-neutral pH. A modified Galagan equation was used to calculate the optimum fluoride in water […]Uganda