Sensitivity Analysis of Groundwater Quality around Peat Swamp Forest Region to Examine Trend Analysis of Physicochemical Parameters
International Journal of Energy and Environmental Science
Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016, Pages: 1-6
Received: Oct. 25, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 4, 2016; Published: Nov. 25, 2016
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Milad Kurdi, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Taymour Eslamkish, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract
The aim of this study was examine sensitivity analysis of groundwater quality around peat swamp forest region to determine trend analysis of physicochemical parameters. In order to achieve this goal, samples were taken from Ziarat spring, the nearest hydrometric station around Suteh PSF from 1998 to 2015. The parameters such as TDS, EC, pH and major ions including SO4, Mg, HCO3, Ca, Na, Cl, and K of the Ziarat spring were analyzed. To examine the trend analysis of physiochemical parameters, the winter’s model of time series analysis has been used. The order of abundance of ions are HCO3> Cl> Na> SO4> Ca> Mg> K. The trend analysis of pH demonstrates a decreasing trend (from alkaline to acidic) but EC and TDS trends show a rising trend. According to sensitivity analysis by using the response analysis of factorial analysis and Pareto charts, the most important factor for pH was Na×HCO3 and then a combination of Ca, Mg and HCO3. For EC, the most important factor was calcium and then the K×SO4 factor and for TDS, it was the K × SO4 and then the K × Ca factor. Determinative ions based on the singular sensitivity analysis pH are in the following order Ca > HCO3> Mg> SO4> K> Na > Cl. Meanwhile, for EC, the determinant ions are in the following order Ca > Mg> SO4> HCO3> Na >K> Cl and the determinant ions for TDS are followed by K> Cl > HCO3> Ca > Mg> SO4> Na.
Keywords
Groundwater Quality, Physiochemical Parameters, Sensitivity Analysis, Trend Analysis, Ziarat Spring
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Milad Kurdi, Taymour Eslamkish, Sensitivity Analysis of Groundwater Quality around Peat Swamp Forest Region to Examine Trend Analysis of Physicochemical Parameters, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Science. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ijees.20160101.11
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