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Table 3 Analysis result of dam, borehole and the controls samples

From: Human health risk assessment of cyanide levels in water and tuber crops from Kenyasi, a mining community in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

Sample pH Cond. (μS/cm) Temp (°C) TDS (mg/L) TSS (%) CN (mg/L) Total CN (mg/L)
Dam 1 5.88 ± 0.03 222.7 ± 5.42 30.0 ± 0.2 65 ± 4.0 525 ± 10.9 0.17 ± 0.02 22.25 ± 0.02
Dam 2 6.21 ± 0.01 214.2 ± 7.12 30.8 ± 0.1 63 ± 2.1 611 ± 15.4 0.11 ± 0.01 22.13 ± 0.03
Dam 3 6.20 ± 0.02 210.0 ± 5.42 30.2 ± 0.1 61 ± 4.0 571 ± 12.4 0.12 ± 0.02 22.30 ± 0.27
Dam 4 4.11 ± 0.01 274.7 ± 6.00 30.5 ± 0.2 69 ± 3.0 634 ± 15.7 0.21 ± 0.02 21.71 ± 0.03
Dam 5 6.02 ± 0.01 117.1 ± 6.12 30.1 ± 0.1 54 ± 5.0 514 ± 10.6 0.15 ± 0.01 21.47 ± 0.05
Dam 6 5.95 ± 0.04 111.5 ± 7.10 30.3 ± 0.3 52 ± 3.0 504 ± 12.4 0.14 ± 0.01 21.54 ± 0.04
Dam 7 3.98 ± 0.02 301.5 ± 10.41 30.5 ± 0.1 70 ± 5.0 617 ± 8.51 0.22 ± 0.02 20.52 ± 0.09
SW 1 6.96 ± 0.02 119.5 ± 5.70 22.7 ± 0.2 55 ± 4.0 245 ± 14.5 0.09 ± 0.01 12.38 ± 0.01
SW 2 6.99 ± 0.01 118.9 ± 8.42 22.1 ± 0.2 52 ± 2.0 224 ± 8.7 0.10 ± 0.01 13.57 ± 0.02
Borehole
 BH1 5.97 ± 0.04 298.0 ± 10.6 26.9 ± 0.1 65 ± 0.1 401 ± 8.4 0.23 ± 0.02 26.07 ± 0.02
 BH2 6.31 ± 0.06 261.5 ± 9.01 26.4 ± 0.0 63 ± 0.5 355 ± 6.2 0.17 ± 0.02 24.43 ± 0.98
 BH3 6.38 ± 0.02 221.1 ± 10.2 26.7 ± 0.1 58 ± 0.4 445 ± 8.4 0.16 ± 0.01 27.05 ± 1.17
 BH4 6.80 ± 0.02 170.2 ± 6.40 26.0 ± 0.0 51 ± 0.2 330 ± 4.6 0.16 ± 0.02 25.57 ± 0.02
 BH5 6.72 ± 0.07 172.0 ± 5.00 26.3 ± 0.1 55 ± 0.4 505 ± 7.1 0.17 ± 0.01 25.55 ± 0.40
 BH6 6.93 ± 0.01 202.3 ± 5.12 26.4 ± 0.1 60 ± 0.5 321 ± 9.1 0.19 ± 0.01 24.15 ± 0.08
 BH7 7.02 ± 0.03 116.8 ± 8.41 26.8 ± 0.1 49 ± 0.4 312 ± 4.3 0.15 ± 0.01 22.82 ± 0.03
 Cw1 7.05 ± 0.01 109.0 ± 5.10 26.2 ± 0.2 24 ± 0.3 241 ± 4.1 0.09 ± 0.01 3.13 ± 0.010
 Cw2 7.21 ± 0.01 88.2 ± 4.21 26.1 ± 0.1 26 ± 0.1 235 ± 5.0 0.09 ± 0.00 2.96 ± 0.020
  1. Cond. – conductivity, Temp – Temperature, TDS – Total dissolved solids, TSS – Total suspended solids