Nitrogen presence diagnosis in the Media Luna water spring, Rioverde-Cd. Fernández, San Luis Potosí, México
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Potential water pollution not only changes water quality, it also threatens human health, economic development and social prosperity. This is the reason why it was carried out the analysis of La Media Luna water spring and the surrounding soil by means of a sample. The water spring is located in the municipalities of Rioverde and Cd. Fernandez belonging to the Middle Zone of the San Luis Potosi State, Mexico. The location coordinates are as follows (393791.987 E, 2417785.435 N). Water and soil samples were taken at a depth of 15 to 30 cm at each km of the canals to the north and south from the centre of the water spring, in which the nitrogen concentration was analysed by means of a UV-visible spectrophotometer. The water sampling evaluation was supplemented using geospatial techniques to observe the spread behavior and the dispersion of ammoniacal nitrogen, nitrates, pH and electrical conductivity. The objective of this research project was to identify the nitrogen concentration in the form of ammoniacal nitrogen and nitrate in order to know the impact of anthropogenic activities, the contributions of agrochemicals and fertilizers, and their possible consequences to the water spring. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.
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Environmental management; Nitrates; Nitrogen fertilizers; Springs (water); Water quality; Ammoniacal nitrogen; Anthropogenic activity; Electrical conductivity; Geospatial techniques; Nitrogen concentrations; Surrounding soils; UV-visible spectrophotometer; Water and soil samples; Water pollution
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