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Removal of iron from ground water: A systematic study on selected iron removal plants in Uganda.

posted Nov 2, 2012, 2:13 AM by Nantege Ashabrick   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 5:57 AM ]

Uganda is one of the iron rich countries, with some parts having as high as 50mg/l  concentrated in ground water.Iron is a troublesome element in water supplies and  Efforts to manage the problem have involved the installation of iron removal plants (IRPs) on one hand, and the conversion of U2 pumps to U3 Modified pumps coupled with chlorine dosing. 

The research seeks to;

i)  Investigate the interaction of  water with the source rocks 

ii) Examine and document the various attempts made with regard to iron removal

iii) Make improvements on existing designs and provide a framework for sector actors on managing iron in groundwater 

iv) Explore possibilities of technology diffusion into communities.