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ISSN: 2157-7617

Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change
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Hydrochemical evaluation of groundwater evolution within the lower Pra Basin, Ghana: A hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) approach

2nd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change

Collins Tay

ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Earth Sci Climate Change

DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.S1.009

Abstract
The most relevant controls on groundwater quality within the Lower Pra Basin in South-Western Ghana were assessed using Q-mode hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA). The pattern recognition technique of HCA was employed to characterize hydrochemical data from a total of sixty-eight (68) boreholes and two (2) streams within the Lower Pra Basin into water groups and subgroups. A spatial plot of the water groups and subgroups consisting of samples from the basin showed that, majority of samples in the same group are located in close proximity to one another suggesting that, the same hydrogeochemical processes and /or flow path are taking place within the aquifer with which the waters are in contact. The high degree of spatial and statistical coherence suggests that, the changes between the principal hydrochemical facies define the hydrochemical evolution of groundwater within the basin.
Biography
Collins Tay is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Ghana, Legon and a Senior Research Scientist has been with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Water Research Institute (CSIR-WRI) since 2001. He has been working at the Environmental Chemistry Division. Born in Accra in 1969, he attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Environmental Resources Management. He is a member of the Ghana Science Association, Research Staff Association of CSIR and currently, the National Vice President. His primary research interests are in the monitoring of organic pollutants (Pesticides, PAHs, PCBs and TPH) in industrial, urban and agricultural wastewaters/environmental samples, monitoring of heavy/ trace metal pollution in water resources/environmental samples and water quality assessment and monitoring. Mr. Collins Tay has seventeen (17) scientific publications both in local and international Journals in the areas listed in his research interests. He is currently a reviewer of scientific articles submitted to the West African Journal of Applied Ecology (WAJAE) and Journal of Ecology and Natural Environment (JENE).
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