A Paper from the Senior Design Project
2014 My student introduced a good project in
Out of the project, the students produced a paper that got the second best student paper in MU and it was represented the University in the 6th Student Conference that held in Judah
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This paper aims at evaluating the groundwater quality parameters at part of Majmaah City, Saudi Arabia. The study uses multivariate statistics method (Principal Component Analysis) to determine the most important water quality parameters at the study area, aiming at introducing an environmental assessment of its current situation. Water quality parameters that showed levels above the standards would be spotted and reasons behind this contamination will be investigated. Real data are collected from 15 groundwater wells near farms part in Gewy. The results of the water analysis data were subjected to intensive statistical tests and interpretations ware made in the highlight of physical factors. The project also introduces a cost effective methodology to minimize the number of water quality parameters to the most important variables based on the multivariate statistical results. The interrelationship between the measured water quality parameters at the study area was also investigated. Moreover, Geostatistics techniques and GPS data, collected by the students for the wells, were utilized for characterization of some water quality parameters in 2D and results are introduced in the form of contour maps and 3D representation of these variables. The obtained results are presented as environmental maps for the water quality parameters at the study area and give, for the first time, a characterization of the water quality at the selected portion of Majmaah city.
Keywords: Water quality, Multivariate Statistics, Geostatistics, Majmaah, PCA