International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 3 2012           Pages: 1192- 1210

Drinking water quality management through various physico-chemical parameters and health hazard problems with their remedial measures in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha, India

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Lohani T.K - Department of Civil Engineering, Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Pattnayak N- Department of Chemistry, Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Agrawal K.K- Department of Civil Engineering, Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

capital of Odisha well known as temple city of India are undertaken. Water samples from 39 different locations were collected in postmonsoon period. Standard procedures were adopted to calculate their physical, chemical and biological parameters. Bhubaneswar has a typical interface of sedimentary terrain along with alluvium deposits, has got variability in its physical and chemical constituents. The variations are also remarkable on the basis of their lithological aspects. Different parameters of groundwater samples were examined using WHO and Indian Standards to find their suitability for drinking and domestic purposes. Systematic approach between various parameters is simultaneously carried out. Each element and its impact to health problem are discussed. The results are then interpreted to provide the details of the quality and quantity problem suggesting whether water of different locations are within the permissible limit for drinking and domestic purposes as far as different standards are concerned.
A new approach has been developed that aims at identifying more important scenarios to evaluate the environmental and environment-induced human health effects. Water samples collected from different locations from different sources according to the availability are thoroughly studied and the results with their remedial measures are interpreted with retrospective suggestions.

Keywords : Groundwater, physico-chemical parameters, palatability, pathogenic

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030007

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