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An evaluation of the cumulative surface water pollution within the consolidated main reef area, Roodepoort, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Tekere, M. Muruven, Dean Nalandhren 2012-08-28T08:52:45Z 2012-08-28T08:52:45Z 2011-11 2012-08
dc.description.abstract Surface water pollution is prevalent in numerous areas of central Roodepoort mainly due to gold mining activities. The surface water quality for the Bosmontspruit, Russell’s Stream and the New Canada Dam was assessed from October 2010 to March 2011. Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the water were determined for 8 monitoring points and the results obtained were compared with the In-stream water quality guidelines for the Klip River catchment and the South African Water Quality Guidelines. A trend noticed throughout the sampling period was the non-compliance in the levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) and dissolved oxygen. The results indicated that concentrations of iron, aluminium, nickel, manganese and potassium were above the limit across the Bosmontspruit and Russell’s stream. There was also significant evidence of excessive faecal coliform and ammonium pollution in the Bosmontspruit. During the monitoring period it was noted that water from these streams were utilised for crop irrigation, bathing, livestock and human consumption and may pose a health hazard due to poor water quality. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 112 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Water quality en
dc.subject Water pollution en
dc.subject Tailings en
dc.subject Gold mining en
dc.subject Biochemical parameters en
dc.subject Monitoring en
dc.subject Acid mine drainage en
dc.subject Physicochemical parameters en
dc.subject Klip River catchment
dc.subject Cumulative pollution
dc.subject Biological characteristics
dc.subject.ddc 577.6270968222
dc.subject.lcsh Water quality -- South Africa -- Roodepoort
dc.subject.lcsh Water -- Pollution -- South Africa -- Roodepoort
dc.subject.lcsh Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- South Africa -- Roodepoort
dc.title An evaluation of the cumulative surface water pollution within the consolidated main reef area, Roodepoort, South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Environmental Sciences en M.Sc. (Environmental Science)

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