International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 3 2012- November 2012    Pages: 1194-1207  <<Previous    Next>>

Physico-chemical parameters for testing of water – A review

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Patil. P.N, Sawant. D.V, Deshmukh. R.N

Department of Engineering Chemistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering, Near Chitranagari, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, 416013 (INDIA)


People on globe are under tremendous threat due to undesired changes in the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of air, water and soil. Due to increased human population, industrialization, use of fertilizers and man-made activity water is highly polluted with different harmful contaminants. Natural water contaminates due to weathering of rocks and leaching of soils, mining processing etc. It is necessary that the quality of drinking water should be checked at regular time interval, because due to use of contaminated drinking water, human population suffers from varied of water borne diseases. The availability of good quality water is an indispensable feature for preventing diseases and improving quality of life. It is necessary to know details about different physico-chemical parameters such as color, temperature, acidity, hardness, pH, sulphate, chloride, DO, BOD, COD, alkalinity used for testing of water quality. Heavy metals such as Pb, Cr, Fe, Hg etc. are of special concern because they produce water or chronic poisoning in aquatic animals. Some water analysis reports with physic-chemical parameters have been given for the exploring parameter study. Guidelines of different physic-chemical parameters also have been given for comparing the value of real water sample.   

 Keyword: Water, Physico - chemical, Parameters, Hardness, BOD, Heavy metals.


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