International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 6 2013- June 2013    Pages: 2224-2235  <<Previous    Next>>

Assessment of ground water quality in and around Bacheli and Kirandula area, Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh, India

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Bhagirathi Behera, Mira Das, Ajaya Chanda

Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, ITER, Dept of Chemistry, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

ABSTRACT

Water is one of the most basic necessities for life. Water pollution is a subject of great concern in the said areas due to presence of iron ore belt. In the present study, the ground waters around Bacheli and Kirandul areas have been tested, where the iron ore mines are present. The water quality parameters viz. pH, Electrical Conductivity(EC), Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Fluoride, Sulphate ,Total hardness, Iron, Total dissolved salt, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Biological Oxygen Demand, Dissolved oxygen were analysed. The results showed that ground waters collected from sample sites contain several pollutants which are beyond the permissible level as recommended by WHO.

Key words: Ground water, physiochemical parameters, WHO standards

DOI:10.6088/ijes.2013030600038

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