ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL STATUS OF GROUND WATER SAMPLES OF PARBHANI DISTRICT (M.S., INDIA)Abstract
Ground water is the most preferred water source in recent day. Once believed to be safe from pollution as it is available many strata below the surface, is now provided to be prone to pollution by many researchers across the world. The contamination of ground water may be due to improper disposal of domestic and industrial west water. A study was carried out to assess the ground water quality of Parbhani District, one of the most important agro plantation areas of Maharashtra State (India). The present work was undertaken to assess the ground water quality and discus the potability of ground water by collecting data of physio-chemical characters of ground water. The study was carried out in years 2007 by selecting 10 spots, situated in Parbhani District. Nineteen water quality parameters of water of all sites were estimated following standard methods and procedures of sampling and estimation. Comparison of estimated values with W.H.O. The physio-chemical parameter such as Temperature, colour, odour, pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids (TDS), turbidity, total hardness (TH), calcium (Ca++), magnesium (Mg++), total alkalinity (TA), bicarbonate (HCO3–), sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl–), fluoride (F–) nitrate (NO–3) and sulphate (SO—4) were studied. Variations in these values were observed. The sampling point S6 and S7 showed high total hardness content indicating the need of some treatment for minimization of the parameters. Other sites water under investigation was found physicochemical parameters within the water quality standards and the quality of water is good and it is fit for drinking purpose.
D.A. Dhale* and G.L. Pachkore
Assistant Professor, PG-Department of Botany, S.S.V.P.S.Sansthas, L.K. Dr. P.R. Ghogrey Science College, Dhule-424005, Maharashtra, India
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