Groundwater Quality: Assessment and Environmental Impact

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Rafael M. Vick (Editor)

Series: Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
BISAC: SCI081000

Groundwater Quality: Assessment and Environmental Impact first discusses arsenic contamination in groundwater, which has emerged as a major health hazard in India.
The authors review a generalized scenario of groundwater in the Greater Dhaka Area, focusing on the deterioration of groundwater quality over the years and its impact on the environment.
Following this, the chemical composition of rainwater and groundwater from the Mount Cameroon area in May-July 2017 is analyzed, and the impact of water-rock interactions on groundwater chemistry is assessed.
The concluding study aims to assess the extent of exposure to fluoride in inhabitants of Raebareli district in Uttar Pradesh, India, generating baseline data about the fluoride-contaminated area.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Arsenic in Groundwater: Occurrences, Implications and Mitigation Strategies
(Anadi Gayen, PhD, Senior Hydrogeologist, Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training and Research Institute, Central Ground Water Board, Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India)

Chapter 2. Groundwater Quality in the Megacity Dhaka, Bangladesh: Assessment and Environmental Impact
(Shama E. Haque, PhD, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Chapter 3. From Rainwater to Groundwater Chemistry. Case Study: Mt. Cameroon Area
Kengue N. J. Dirane (University of Buea, Cameroon), Andrew A. Ako, PhD (Hydrological Research Centre Yaoundé, Cameroon), Fozao K. Folepei, PhD (University of Bamenda, Cameroon), Bertil Nlend, PhD (Hydrological Research Centre Yaoundé, Cameroon), and Gloria E. T. Eyong, PhD (Hydrological Research Centre Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Chapter 4. High Exposure Dose of Fluoride Owing to Risk of Fluorosis in Inhabitants of Sareni Block Located at the Ganga River Basin Uttar Pradesh (India)
(Pokhraj Sahu, PhD, Pramod Kumar Singh, PhD, Prashant Singh, PhD, Vinay Kumar, PhD, and Pramod Kumar, Chemical Laboratory, Bharat Oil and Waste Management Ltd., Roorkee, India, and others)

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