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Title: Production inefficiency in water treatment at the Barekese headworks in Ghana
Authors: Darko, Vincent Opoku Ware
Issue Date: 27-Oct-2016
Abstract: The primary objective of this study was to investigate the volume of water loss in the process of water processing at the Barekese Water Treatment plant, to estimate the water loss due to operational downtime and overused water for water treatment. The study also perform a trend analysis to understand the pattern in water loss over the years. To achieve these objectives, monthly time series data was obtained about the Barekese Plant from January 2000 to December 2014. The study used both descriptive and inferential statistical tools to analyze and answer the research questions. The study used t-test to compare the volume of water loss due to operational downtime and overuse of water for treatment. The study estimated that the plant or the nation at large loses about 12.3 and 54.1 Million Ghana cedis over the past 15 years due to overused water for treatment and operational downtime respectively. The study also found that, statistically, there was no significant difference between the volume of water loss due to operational downtime and overused water for treatment.
Description: Thesis submitted to The Department of Economics of The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for award of Master of Science in Energy and Resource Economics, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9422
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